Automatic vehicle location database (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office of Snohomish County, WA.
Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Full and complete database of automatic vehicle location (AVL) data in its native electronic format, with related metadata, including database schema.

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.


Phil Mocek

From: SSH-SCSO Public Disclosure Unit

Please see attached file.

From: Phil Mocek

RE: my public records request of July 10, 2013

Dear Sir or Madam:

On July 16, 2013, Christina Braden wrote, "As of this date, we have no responsive records as this agency does not have an AVL database."

Does that indicate that your agency's vehicles are not equipped with such devices, or that the data acquired by those devices are stored in a database outside your agency's possession?

Phil Mocek

From: SSH-SCSO Public Disclosure Unit

Mr. Mocek,

My apologies for the poorly worded response. Our agencies vehicles are not equipped with AVL.