2020 Vigilant Data Sharing Information - Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) (Santa Ana Police Department)

Dave Maass filed this request with the Santa Ana Police Department of Santa Ana, CA .
Multi Request 2020 Vigilant Data Sharing Information - Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR)
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From: Dave Maass


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Part A: Information related to Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) data sharing.

1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares ALPR data;
2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data;
3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares “hot list” information;
4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives “hot list” information;

Part B: Information Related to Numbers of “Detections” (plate scans) and “Hits” (plate scans that matched to a hotlist)

5) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2018;
6) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018;
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2019;
8) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2019.

Approximately two years ago your agency provided the equivalent information in response to a records request. You can view your agency’s previous release here: https://www.eff.org/pages/explore-alpr

For items 1-4: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate an “Agency Data Sharing Report” PDF file from within LEARN. To do this, a user may simply go to the “Sharing” section of LEARN and select “Output Report.” A CSV/XLS file containing these records would also satisfy this request. The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 62-63 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

For items 5-8: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate a “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report” PDF file from within LEARN. We would prefer the data for each year to be provided separately. The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 78-79 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dave Maass

From: Santa Ana Police Department

= RECEIPT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT =
We are in receipt of your Public Records Request.  Your request will be processed in compliance with the Public Records Act (California Gov. Code §6250 et seq.).
The Clerk’s Office will forward to appropriate department for processing and will contact you within 10 calendar days from the date the request is received.
Clerk of the Council Office, City of Santa Ana
http://www.santa-ana.org/coc/public_records_request.asp (http://www.santa-ana.org/coc/public_records_request.asp)

From: Santa Ana Police Department

Dear Dave Maass:
We are in receipt of your public records request submitted on 2/3/2020 7:20:13 AM.  Pursuant to Government Code § 6253.c(2), I am notifying you that due to the nature of your request, the City will need additional time to research, collect and appropriately examine our records.  We anticipate being able to respond on or before 2/27/2020.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions.  Please do not reply to this email.  Use my contact information below.
Sincerely,

Elizabeth Plotnik
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police
Police Department
City of Santa Ana
EPlotnik@santa-ana.org
714-245-8003

From: Santa Ana Police Department

Dear Mr. Maass:

The City of Santa Ana ("City") has reviewed your request for public records dated February 3, 2020 wherein you requested information related to Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology. All non-exempt records will be produced as requested. Any records of intelligence or security procedures will be withheld pursuant to Government Code § 6254(f). Further any information that would compromise the safety or security of the public such that the public interest in withholding those records clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosure will likewise be withheld pursuant to Government Code § 6254(a). In the event that the City invokes either exemption, the City will provide subsequent correspondence articulating what was withheld. Some records may contain information that may need to be redacted.

Should you have any questions regarding this matter, kindly contact me at 714-245-8236.

Sincerely,

Boris Duran
Police Systems Manager
Santa Ana Police Department

714-245-8236

#WeAreSAPD

From: Santa Ana Police Department

Hello,
The content of the information requested is still being evaluated to determine if any is exempt from release. This process may be further delayed due to our being impacted by the COVID-19 situation. We will provide the information as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience,

Boris Duran
Police Systems Manager
Santa Ana Police Department

714-245-8236

#WeAreSAPD

From: Santa Ana Police Department

Dear Mr. Maass:

The City of Santa Ana ("City") has reviewed your request for public records dated February 3, 2020 wherein you requested information related to Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology. The records requested are attached. This response is meant to completely comply with your request.

Should you have any questions regarding this matter, kindly contact me.

Sincerely,

Boris Duran
Police Systems Manager
Santa Ana Police Department

714-245-8236

#WeAreSAPD

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