ALPR Usage Details - 2015 (SC Law Enforcement Division)

Chris Meller filed this request with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division of South Carolina.


From: Chris Meller

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

This is a request under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act. This request seeks updated statistics identical to those obtained through request #2014-015 related to SLED's usage of ALPR technology.

I am requesting the following records:

- A list of local, state, and federal agencies that have access to SLED's ALPR system or back office;
- A list of all agencies that have opted to submit their data to SLED's ALPR system or back office;
- The number of individual users with access to SLED's ALPR system or back office;
- A list of all current "hot lists" and the number of plates on each;
- The number of "reads" that were submitted to SLED's ALPR system between 01-01-2014 and 12-31-2014;
- The number of "hits" or "alerts" that were generated during the same period (If possible, please include the number of alerts broken out by hot list);
- The number of ALPR devices owned or operated by SLED, broken out by type (ie: fixed, mobile, or portable);
- A list of all fixed-position devices and their locations;
- The current status of the DICE and NLETS integration projects mentioned in the previously-released memos dated January 9, 2013;
- The number of sanctions or disciplinary actions initiated due to misuse of ALPR equipment or data since the program's launch;
- A copy of any documentation or reports surrounding the last monthly security / integrity audit conducted by the ALPR Administrator.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is not being made 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 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Chris Meller

From: Berry, Thom

Good day to you.

Please find attached our response letter and the information you have requested under provisions of the S.C. Freedom of Information Act.

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me via either return email or at (803) 896-7136.

S/A/ Thom Berry

SLED FOI Coordinator

(803) 896-7136