ALPR Usage (State Transport Police)

Chris Meller filed this request with the Department of Public Safety of South Carolina.
Tracking # 1402075
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From: Chris Meller

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents relating to usage of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology by the South Carolina State Transport Police, including but not limited to documents indicating:

-scope of ALPR deployment;
-purposes for which ALPR technology is employed;
-means of handling and storing ALPR data;
-extent and timeline for ALPR data storage; and
-protocols and extent of ALPR data sharing between SCSTP and other government agencies.

Please include any relevant documents, including but not limited to memos, reports, emails, meeting minutes and contracts.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Chris Meller

From: Schmidt, Ada I.

Mr. Meller,

Please see the attached acknowledgement letter for your request.

Thank you,
Ada

Ada Schmidt
South Carolina Department of Public Safety
Communications Office
10311 Wilson Blvd.
Blythewood, SC 29016
Office (803) 896-7759
FOIA@scdps.gov
www.scdps.gov

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 Feb. 9, 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 #1402075.

Thank you for your help.

From: Schmidt, Ada I.

Mr. Meller,

I have contacted the State Transport Police for the status of your request. As soon as I hear back from them, I will let you know the status.

Thank you,
Ada

Ada Schmidt
South Carolina Department of Public Safety
Communications Office
10311 Wilson Blvd.
Blythewood, SC 29016
Office (803) 896-7759
FOIA@scdps.gov
www.scdps.gov

”A goal we can all live with.”

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 Feb. 9, 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 #1402075.

Thank you for your help.

From: Schmidt, Ada I.

Mr. Meller,

Your request is still being processed; feel free to check back next week on the status.

Thank you,
Ada

Ada Schmidt
South Carolina Department of Public Safety
Communications Office
10311 Wilson Blvd.
Blythewood, SC 29016
Office (803) 896-7759
FOIA@scdps.gov
www.scdps.gov

From: Schmidt, Ada I.

Mr. Meller,

In your original request you ask that I inform you of the total charges in advance of fulfilling your request. Your request is ready to send and the cost is $31.75. Please let me know if you are still interested in receiving the information and I will send an invoice along with the information.

Thank you,
Ada

Ada Schmidt
South Carolina Department of Public Safety
Communications Office
10311 Wilson Blvd.
Blythewood, SC 29016
Office (803) 896-7759
FOIA@scdps.gov
www.scdps.gov

”A goal we can all live with.”

From: Chris Meller

I am still interested in the information. If you could provide me with an invoice that details the breakdown of charges I would appreciate it.

From: Chris Meller

I am still interested in the information. If you could provide me with an invoice that details the breakdown of charges I would appreciate it.

From: Department of Public Safety

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Department of Public Safety

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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