Seattle, WA Police Department Drone Documents

Hal Hodson filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.

It is a clone of this request.

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P016919-081717

P024755-030718

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Completed

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From: Hal Hodson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);

2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on department use of drones, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;

3. any departmental records concerning this department’s use of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including:

a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or oversee the usage of drones by another department or office;

b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones, including retention times;

c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;

d. drones’ ability to carry weapons.

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,

Hal Hodson

From: Seattle Police Department

Dear Hal Hodson:

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Your request was received on March 07, 2018 and the reference number is P024755-030718.

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From: Seattle Police Department

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From: Seattle Police Department

03/07/2018

Hal Hodson
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P024755-030718

Dear Hal Hodson,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.

The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you a status update.  Your request status is:  Assigned.

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From: Seattle Police Department

03/07/2018

Hal Hodson
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P024755-030718

Dear Hal Hodson,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.

The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you a status update.  Your request status is:  Being Researched/Reviewed.

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From: Seattle Police Department

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03/07/2018

Hal Hodson
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P024755-030718

Dear Hal Hodson,

Hello Mr. Hodson,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on March 07, 2018.
Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that the Seattle Police Department has received your public disclosure records request and needs additional time to respond.
At this time, we anticipate having a response or a status update to you on or about 4/26/2018.
We are initiating the process of researching your request, collecting responsive records, and/or preparing records for dissemination.

Thank you, Tara Collings

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.
Sincerely,
Tara Collings
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit

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From: Seattle Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

  • Completed_OPA_investigations_for_ACTIVE_COMMISSIONED_OFFICERS_RELEASE_COPY_(FINAL).pdf

From: Seattle Police Department

This email is in further response to your public disclosure records request P024755-030718. The Seattle Police Department has records ready to be released pending payment.
You have 30 days from today’s date to pay for your records. If the City does not receive your payment within this time period, your request will be considered abandoned, and you will need to submit a new request.
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