Mobile Biometric Technologies (St. Louis County Police Department)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the St. Louis County Police Department of St. Louis County, MO.

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From: Michael Morisy

Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,

I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.

Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze, store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo recognition. (Please see below for examples.)

Pursuant to Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I request the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies, including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I have not identified:

1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to: purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts

2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies, and other guidelines

3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports

4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies

In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the above categories of documents individually.

In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the following information:

- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database

These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

Examples:

Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/

Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009

Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720

Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx

Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html

From: Burk, Jeff

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department’s many other responsibilities, requests for records may take up to approximately 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

From: Burk, Jeff

Our Department has 4 mobile fingerprint readers used to verify identification. We don’t enter these scans into any database.

If you still wish to obtain the information, please advise and I will provide a cost estimate responsive to your document production.

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department’s many other responsibilities, requests for records may take up to approximately 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

From: Michael Morisy

Hi,

Thanks so much for this information; yes, please send a cost estimate.

Thanks,
Michael

From: Burk, Jeff

I am still processing your request. I should have something for you by the end of next week.

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department’s many other responsibilities, requests for records may take up to approximately 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

From: Burk, Jeff

This request is still being processed.

I estimate I should have this completed by November 20.

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department’s many other responsibilities, requests for records may take up to approximately 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

From: Burk, Jeff

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department’s many other responsibilities, requests for records may take up to approximately 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

From: Burk, Jeff

The research time associated with reviewing your request is one hour at $40.31 plus 18 pages at $.10 per page totals $42.11.

Please send this email and payment of $42.11 in the form of a check or money order payable to St. Louis County and mail it to the address below my name.

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department’s many other responsibilities, requests for records may take up to approximately 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

From: Michael Morisy

Thanks for the information. I was wondering if you could just let us know the brand of the fingerprint readers, and if we could narrow the request to the policies what the price would be?

From: Burk, Jeff

Your request was processed. I am not sure how to limit it further. As I mentioned previously, we only have 4 units.

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department’s many other responsibilities, requests for records may take up to approximately 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

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