ALPR DETECTIONS/HITS/SHARING

Jessica Romo filed this request with the Saugerties Police Department of Saugerties, NY.
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From: Jessica Romo


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

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.

This information is easily available within the Agency’s 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

An example of this record may be found at this link:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3936113-Palos-Verdes-Estates-Police-Department-Data.html

A number of other agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Agency Data Sharing Report.” These agencies include:

Anaheim Police Department, Antioch Police Department, Bakersfield Police Department Chino Police Department, Clovis Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department, Fontana Police Department, Fountain Valley Police Department, Glendora Police Department, Hawthorne Police Department, Irvine Police Department, Livermore Police Department, Lodi Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, Montebello Police Department, Orange Police Department, Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, Red Bluff Police Department, Sacramento Police Department, San Bernardino Police Department, San Diego Police Department, San Rafael Police Department, San Ramon Police Department, Simi Valley Police Department, and the Tulare Police Department.

We further request the following records:

5) The aggregate number of “detections” (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2016;
6) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2017;
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2018;
8) The aggregate number of “hits” (i.e. times that a plate on a hotlist was detected) during 2016;
9) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2017;
10) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018.

This information is easily available within the Agency’s 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.

An example of this document may be found at: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3870802-Sacramento-PD-Hit-Ratio-Rpt-010112-051917-Redacted.html

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 following agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report.” These agencies include:

Anaheim Police Department; Bakersfield Police Department; Chino Police Department; Clovis Police Department; Elk Grove Police Department; Fontana Police Department; Irvine Police Department; La Habra Police Department; Laguna Beach Police Department; Lodi Police Department; Sacramento Police Department; San Diego Police Department; San Ramon Police Department; and the Red Bluff Police Department.

For a list of other agencies that have provided records of these nature, please visit: https://www.eff.org/pages/explore-alpr

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jessica Romo

From: Saugerties Police Department

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Saugerties Police Department

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Saugerties Police Department

Dear Ms. Romo:

This letter is a follow-up to my original response to you on
November 12, 2019 with regard to your FOIL request. A more detailed
response follows below in the sequential order which you originally
specified.

1. With regard to your request for information on names and
organizations with which this agency shares ALPR data, our static LPRs share
data with Vigilant Solutions, and our mobile LPR data is stored at the Troy,
NY Police Department and shared with SecureWatch 24.

2. We do not receive ALPR data from anyone

3. Answering requests # 3 and 4, your request is denied in that it
lacks specificity. I do not know if you are referring to a nationwide list,
or if you are referring to a local list which we are able to generate. We
do not share the latter.

4. With regard to requests #5 through 10, I am unable to provide any
information at this time. The reason for this denial is due to the fact
that both of our ALPR systems (static and mobile) are down as a result of
technical issues, and have been since at least October of this year. As a
result, I currently have no means to access the data which you seek. I do
not have a timetable for when the systems will be brought back on line, but
I suspect that it will not be before the end of this calendar year.

If the Saugerties Police Department can be of any further service
to you, please do not hesitate to contact my office. A hard copy of this
response will be mailed to the address on file.

Sincerely,

Stephen W. Filak, Sr.

Captain of Police

Saugerties Police Department

4 High Street

Saugerties, NY 12477

(845) 246-9800

(845) 217-5301 FAX

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