Inventory of police department mobile phones (2015-01)

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # P2015-58
Status
Completed

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From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Inventory of mobile phones, portable hotspots, mobile network data cards, and similar devices, owned, leased, or otherwise operated by the department, most recent month's billing statement from applicable mobile carriers, and all associated metadata.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Phil Mocek

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2015-58

Dear Mr. Phil Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated January 6, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on January 6, 2015 for the information listed below relating to police department mobile phones.

Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that we have received your public disclosure request, and we anticipate it may take up to 2 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about January 27, 2015.

This additional time is used to research this request, collect responsive records, and/or prepare records for dissemination. Please note: Seattle Police Department currently receives approximately 4,000 public disclosure requests annually.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with this request, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Kathleen M. O’Toole
Chief of Police

Rodger Stephenson
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

KO:rs

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2014-58

Dear Mr. Phil Mocek,

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with a status update regarding your request dated January 6, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on January 6, 2015 for the information listed below relating to police department mobile phones.

Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that we have received your public disclosure request and require additional time to research your request. We anticipate it may take up to 2 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about February 10, 2015.

This additional time is used to research this request, collect responsive records, and/or prepare records for dissemination. Please note: Seattle Police Department currently receives approximately 4,000 public disclosure requests annually.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with this request, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Kathleen M. O’Toole
Chief of Police

Rodger Stephenson
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

KO:rs

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P2015-58.

Thank you for your help.

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

February 11, 2015

Phil Mocek
MuckRock News
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

RE: Public Disclosure Request: SPD Records
PDR #15-58 – 1st Installment

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated January 6, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on January 6, 2015 for an inventory of mobile phones, portable hotspots, mobile network data cards, and similar devices, owned, leased, or otherwise operated by the department, most recent month’s billing statement from applicable mobile carriers and all associated metadata. Attached please find a copy of the first installment of records you requested.

We need additional time to process records related to your request and expect to respond with the second installment on or about April 8, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Kathleen M. O’Toole
Chief of Police

Elizabeth Mash
Administrative Specialist III
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Mash, Elizabeth

April 8, 2015

Phil Mocek
MuckRock News
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

RE: Public Disclosure Request: SPD Records
PDR #15-58 - 2nd Installment

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated January 6, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on January 6, 2015 for an inventory of mobile phones, portable hotspots, mobile network data cards, and similar devices, owned, leased, or otherwise operated by the department, most recent month's billing statement from applicable mobile carriers and all associated metadata. Attached please find a copy of the second installment of records you requested.

Redactions have been applied throughout the document pursuant to RCW 42.56.210 and/or other statutes: The record contains credit card numbers, debit card numbers, electronic check numbers, card expiration dates, or bank or other financial account numbers. RCW 42.56.230(4). Explanation: Disclosure of this information could violate an individual's right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity. The records contains information regarding the infrastructure and security of computer and telecommunications networks, consisting of security passwords, security access codes and programs, access codes for secure software applications, security and service recovery plans, security risk assessments, and security test results are exempt from disclosure pursuant to RCW 42.56.420(4). Explanation: Unauthorized access to the information could disrupt police operations, negatively affect police investigations, endanger citizens/law enforcement personnel, result in theft, fraud or other criminal activity, and expose law enforcement personnel to harassment.

In addition, files 347442315_157_25_20141225 and 358591318_157_25_20141225 include information the non-disclosure of which is essential to effective law enforcement (RCW 42.56.240(1) as defined by RCW 42.56.050. Explanation: Disclosure would jeopardize a criminal investigation/prosecution.

We have not prepared a detailed exemption log for records because only limited information has been redacted from the responsive records. The information normally provided in an exemption log, such as title, author, recipient, subject, and number of pages, is readily ascertainable by looking at the redacted records.

We need additional time to process records related to your request and expect to respond with the third installment on or about May 27, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Mash
Administrative Specialist III
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Mash, Elizabeth

May 27, 2015

Phil Mocek
MuckRock News
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

RE: Public Disclosure Request: SPD Records
PDR #15-58 - 3rd Installment

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated January 6, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on January 6, 2015 for an inventory of mobile phones, portable hotspots, mobile network data cards, and similar devices, owned, leased, or otherwise operated by the department, most recent month's billing statement from applicable mobile carriers and all associated metadata. Attached please find a copy of the third installment of records you requested.

Redactions have been applied throughout the documents pursuant to RCW 42.56.210 and/or other statutes: The records contain credit card numbers, debit card numbers, electronic check numbers, card expiration dates, or bank or other financial account numbers. RCW 42.56.230(4). Explanation: Disclosure of this information could violate an individual's right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity. The records contains information regarding the infrastructure and security of computer and telecommunications networks, consisting of security passwords, security access codes and programs, access codes for secure software applications, security and service recovery plans, security risk assessments, and security test results are exempt from disclosure pursuant to RCW 42.56.420(4). Explanation: Unauthorized access to the information could disrupt police operations, negatively affect police investigations, endanger citizens/law enforcement personnel, result in theft, fraud or other criminal activity, and expose law enforcement personnel to harassment.

We have not prepared a detailed exemption log for records because only limited information has been redacted from the responsive records. The information normally provided in an exemption log, such as title, author, recipient, subject, and number of pages, is readily ascertainable by looking at the redacted records.

We need additional time to process records related to your request and expect to respond with the fourth installment on or about July 1, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Mash
Administrative Specialist III
Public Disclosure Unit

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

July 1, 2015

Phil Mocek
MuckRock News
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

RE: Public Disclosure Request: SPD Records
PDR #15-58

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated January 6, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on January 6, 2015 for an inventory of mobile phones, portable hotspots, mobile network data cards, and similar devices, owned, leased, or otherwise operated by the department, most recent month's billing statement from applicable mobile carriers and all associated metadata.

The purpose of this email is to provide you with a status update regarding your request. We need additional time to obtain and process documents related to your request and expect to respond with the 4th installment on or about August 12, 2015.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with this request, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Kathleen M. O'Toole
Chief of Police

Ann Hill
Administrative Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Mash, Elizabeth

August 12, 2015

Phil Mocek
MuckRock News
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

RE: Public Disclosure Request: SPD Records
PDR #15-58 - 4th / Final Installment

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated January 6, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on January 6, 2015 for an inventory of mobile phones, portable hotspots, mobile network data cards, and similar devices, owned, leased, or otherwise operated by the department, most recent month's billing statement from applicable mobile carriers and all associated metadata. Attached please find a copy of the fourth and final installment of records you requested.

Redactions have been applied throughout the documents pursuant to RCW 42.56.210 and/or other statutes: The records contain credit card numbers, debit card numbers, electronic check numbers, card expiration dates, or bank or other financial account numbers. RCW 42.56.230(4). Explanation: Disclosure of this information could violate an individual's right to privacy, and could be used for identity theft, fraud or other criminal activity. The records contain information regarding the infrastructure and security of computer and telecommunications networks, consisting of security passwords, security access codes and programs, access codes for secure software applications, security and service recovery plans, security risk assessments, and security test results are exempt from disclosure pursuant to RCW 42.56.420(4). Explanation: Unauthorized access to the information could disrupt police operations, negatively affect police investigations, endanger citizens/law enforcement personnel, result in theft, fraud or other criminal activity, and expose law enforcement personnel to harassment.

In addition regarding the file entitled "Broadband devices", redactions have been applied as it includes information the non-disclosure of which is essential to effective law enforcement (RCW 42.56.240(1) as defined by RCW 42.56.050. Explanation: Disclosure would jeopardize a criminal investigation/prosecution.

We have not prepared a detailed exemption log for records because only limited information has been redacted from the responsive records. The information normally provided in an exemption log, such as title, author, recipient, subject, and number of pages, is readily ascertainable by looking at the redacted records.

You may file a written appeal of this response with the SPD's Legal Unit within ten (10) business days from the date of receipt. Please include your name and address, a copy of the redacted document and a copy of this letter together with a brief statement identifying the basis of the appeal. Please mail or deliver your appeal to:

Seattle Police Department
Attn: Legal Unit
610 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

This concludes the Seattle Police Department's response to your request.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Mash
Administrative Specialist III
Public Disclosure Unit

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