Seattle ALPR data

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all data on file collected by the Seattle Police Department's Automatic License Plate Reader devices.

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, 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.


Shawn Musgrave


RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2014-1144

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated April 2, 2014 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on April 2, 2014 for all data on file collected by the Seattle Police Department's Automatic License Place Reader device.

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 8 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about June 3, 2014.

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.


Harry Bailey
Interim Chief of Police

Rodger Stephenson
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit



To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 2, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P2014-1144.

Thank you for your help.


PDR # P2014-1144

Mr. Musgrave,

This email is in further response to your public disclosure request. There are two systems that have one data responsive to this request, PIPS and autovu. The data has been downloaded to a disk and the disk is ready to be picked up at the Public Request Unit counter, 1st floor of Seattle Police Department Headquarters, 610 5th Ave. Their hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM.

The fee for this request is $1.00 for one CD @ $1.00/CD.

If you are unable to pick up your request, please send a check payable to the City of Seattle for $1.60 (to cover copying fee and postage) with a copy of this email to:

Seattle Police Department

Attn: Public Request Unit

PO Box 34986

Seattle, WA 98124-4986

Please note that the Department did not include the image data. If you want the image data, please submit a new request.

You may file a written appeal of this response with the Chief of Police within ten (10) business days from the date of this letter. Please include your name and address and a copy of this letter together with a brief statement identifying the basis of the appeal. Please mail or deliver your appeal to:

Chief of Police

Seattle Police Department

PO Box 34986

Seattle, WA 98124-4986

This concludes the Department’s response to your public disclosure request.

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

Thank you,


Sheila Friend Gray
Public Disclosure Unit Manager
Seattle Police Department

From: Shawn Musgrave


I've dropped a check for $1.60 in the mail. Please send the disc to the address below.

Thank you!

From: Seattle Police Department

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Seattle Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.