Taser and Body Camera Use and Data Retention Policies

Mike Davis filed this request with the Springfield Police Department of Springfield, MO.
Tracking #

SR 3557



From: Mike Davis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Missouri Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Mike Davis

From: Springfield Police Department

I am in receipt of your Sunshine Request and I have forwarded your request to the departments/individuals that may have records responsive to your request. All non-privileged material responsive to your request will be provided to you. Prior to the departments/individuals providing this material, we will contact you concerning the charges associated with accumulating this information and providing copies to you.

Anita J. Cotter
Anita J. Cotter, CMC/MRCC
City Clerk
City of Springfield
840 Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65801
Office Phone: (417) 864-1651 * Fax: (417) 864-1649
Office Email: acotter@springfieldmo.gov<mailto:acotter@springfieldmo.gov>
Visit the City of Springfield's Official Website at www.springfieldmo.gov<http://www.springfieldmo.gov/>

From: Springfield Police Department

Mr. Davis-

I am the Custodian of Records for the Springfield Police Department. I received your below request on Monday, December 17th. Please note, our department does not use body cameras and, therefore, we will not have records to provide regarding that portion of your request. Please allow me until the end of next week to gather and provide what records we do possess that are responsive to this request. The records will be provided sooner, if possible. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Crystal Higdon
Police Services Administrator
Springfield Police Department
321 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
Ph: 417-864-1814
Fax: 417-864-1713

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From: Springfield Police Department

Mr. Davis -

For ease and efficiency, the policy records you have requested pertaining to taser use and data retention can be found by using the link provided below. The link will take you to our Standard Operating Guidelines on our website. The specific SOGs that contain information responsive to your request are also listed below. As previously mentioned, we do not use body cameras at our agency and have no records related to that portion of your request. Should you have any questions, please let me know.

103.5 Resistance Response
304.5 Training, Proficiency, and Use of Weapons
305.1 Property
409.9 All Hazards Plan


Thank you,