Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) - Adoption, Use, and Data Retention Policies (South Windsor Police Department)

Dave Maass filed this request with the South Windsor Police Department of South Windsor, CT.
Multi Request Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) - Adoption, Use, and Data Retention Policies
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From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials related to this agency's acquisition of, access to, preservation of, or disclosure of automated license plate readers (ALPR) or ALPR data:

1. Policies related to the adoption of ALPR technology, including those guiding the procurement process or necessary administrative obligations before acquisition.

2. Training policies, requirements, and materials for automatic license plate reader system operators.

3. Databases used to compare data obtained by the automatic license plate reader system.

4. Policies related to the retention and security of captured ALPR data, including those regarding:
- the length of time after capture that data may be preserved
- exceptions to general data preservation policies
- internal data security and access
- data destruction

5. Policies related to the sharing of captured ALPR data by this agency with other agencies, including those directing:
- the manner in which another agency may request data
- the circumstances under which captured data may be shared, and
- the responsibilities of the recipient agency in regards to data retention and use.
- access by this agency to data obtained by automatic license plate reader systems not operated by the law enforcement agency.

Please also provide the number of requests made by outside agencies, if applicable.

6. Policies related to the sale of data or the sharing of data with non-law enforcement actors.
- If applicable, please provide all agreements between this agency and non-law enforcement actors.

7. Policies regarding oversight of automatic license plate reader system use.

8. Audit Reports

9. Policies related to maintenance and calibration.

Please also provide maintenance and calibration schedules and records for the system on file.

10. Any other policies or reports on subjects related to automatic license plate reader system use by the agency.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. ยง 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.


Dave Maass


Greetings Mr. Maass,
We received the attached scanned documents on Monday afternoon, December 24th and our administrative offices were closed for December 25th, Christmas Day. The two attached letters make reference to an unanswered request made on December 13, 2018, to date we have no copies of such request(s).
The two letters each reference a separate email reply address and unfortunately don't offer a phone number for you so that we might clarify the requested information.
We will work on filling this request and advise you of what, if any, charges are payable.
Thank you,
-Chief Scott Custer

Chief Scott P. Custer
South Windsor Police Dept.
Mobile - 860-982-0362
Desk - 860-648-6255
Twitter: @SWPD_PIO

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Good Afternoon Mr. Maass-

I have compiled the records for your Freedom of Information request received by our agency on Monday, December 24, 2018 re: DEPT MR 66063. The cost is .50 per page with the total cost being $30.50. Please remit payment to the South Windsor Police Department C/O Records Division 151 Sand Hill Road, South Windsor, CT 06074. If paying by check please pay to "South Windsor Police Department."

I will subsequently mail the documents to you at: Muckrock News DEPT MR 66063, 411A Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02114-2516.

Thank you,

-Rick Watrous

Lieutenant Richard M. Watrous Jr. #140
Commander- Support Services
South Windsor Police Department
151 Sand Hill Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
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