ALPR DETECTIONS/HITS/SHARING

Dave Maass filed this request with the Santa Ana Police Department of Santa Ana, CA.
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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:

1) The aggregate number of Automated License Plate Reader “detections” (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2018;
2) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018.
3) The aggregate number of Automated License Plate Reader “detections” (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2019;
4) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2019.

You previously provided this information for 2016-2017. That correspondence can be found here: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/santa-ana-3431/2020-vigilant-data-sharing-information-automated-license-plate-reader-alpr-santa-ana-police-department-86953/

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.


Clerk of the Council Office, City of Santa Ana https://www.santa-ana.org/cc/public-records-request (https://www.santa-ana.org/cc/public-records-request)

From: Santa Ana Police Department

Dear Mr. Maas:

The City of Santa Ana ("City") has reviewed your request for records, wherein you requested the following:

· 1) The aggregate number of Automated License Plate Reader "detections" (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2018;

· 2) The aggregate number of "hits" during 2018.

· 3) The aggregate number of Automated License Plate Reader "detections" (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2019;

· 4) The aggregate number of "hits" during 2019.

Our I.T. Manager, Boris Duran has provided me with the following information:

We no longer have LPR's. Here's the numbers for 2018, 2019.

Detections

Hits

2018

247,345

195

2019

5,424

8

This response is meant to completely comply with your request. If you have any questions regarding this matter, kindly contact me at 714-245-8620.

Rita Ramirez|Police Administrative Manager - Records/Evidence
Santa Ana Police Department | 60 Civic Center Plaza | Santa Ana, CA 92702
714-245-8620|rramirez@santa-ana.org

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From: Dave Maass

Thank you so much for the information. Would it be possible to find out whether Santa Ana still has access to external agencies' ALPR databases?

From: Santa Ana Police Department

Good Afternoon,

Here is the information provided by my I.T. Department (also see attached).

Hi Rita,
Yes – we can search other agencies’ data. This report shows who we share data with. I believe our “Detections Shared” was set up by the regional system administrator when the system was set up. However since we have all of our car detection systems turned off, there is no data sent to anyone. Page 3 starts the list of agencies who share their detections with us, which our people can search.

Rita Ramirez

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