2018 Vigilant Data Sharing Information (Travis County Sheriff's Department)

Dave Maass filed this request with the Travis County Sheriff's Department of Texas.
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From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) data;
2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data;
3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares “hot list” information;
4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives “hot list” information;

This information is easily available within the Agency’s LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate an “Agency Data Sharing Report” PDF file from within LEARN. To do this, a user may simply go to the “Sharing” section of LEARN and select “Output Report.” A CSV/XLS file containing these records would also satisfy this request.

The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 62-63 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

An example of this record may be found at this link:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3936113-Palos-Verdes-Estates-Police-Department-Data.html

A number of other agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Agency Data Sharing Report.” These agencies include:

Anaheim Police Department, Antioch Police Department, Bakersfield Police Department Chino Police Department, Clovis Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department, Fontana Police Department, Fountain Valley Police Department, Glendora Police Department, Hawthorne Police Department, Irvine Police Department, Livermore Police Department, Lodi Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, Montebello Police Department, Orange Police Department, Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, Red Bluff Police Department ,Sacramento Police Department, San Bernardino Police Department, San Diego Police Department, San Rafael Police Department, San Ramon Police Department, Simi Valley Police Department, and the Tulare Police Department.

We further request the following records

The aggregate number of “detections” (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2016.
The aggregate number of detections collected during 2017.
The aggregate number of “hits” (i.e. times that a plate on a hotlist was detected) during 2016.
The aggregate number of “hits” during 2017.

This information is easily available within the Agency’s LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate a “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report” PDF file from within LEARN. We would prefer the data for each year to be provided separately.

An example of this document may be found at: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3870802-Sacramento-PD-Hit-Ratio-Rpt-010112-051917-Redacted.html

The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 78-79 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link:
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

The following agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report.” These agencies include:

Anaheim Police Department; Bakersfield Police Department; Chino Police Department; Clovis Police Department; Elk Grove Police Department; Fontana Police Department; Irvine Police Department; La Habra Police Department; Laguna Beach Police Department; Lodi Police Department; Sacramento Police Department; San Diego Police Department; San Ramon Police Department; and the Red Bluff Police Department.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dave Maass

From: Travis County Sheriff's Department

Thank you for contacting the TCSO Open Records Department. This email serves as a receipt of your email. Please be advised that our Office must promptly respond to your request and has 10 business days to request a ruling for information we seek to withhold. We will answer all requests in the order that we receive them. We hope you have a wonderful day.

From: Travis County Sheriff's Department

Good Afternoon,

This letter concerns the request for information, which this office received regarding TCSO Report #18-2880. After examining the requested information, we have determined that you may inspect and/or duplicate much of this information, as provided under the Texas Public Information Act. Accordingly, please find attached information responsive to your request.

Responsive answers to these inquiries are in red:

The aggregate number of “detections” (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2016. 1,742,207
The aggregate number of detections collected during 2017. 1,371,753
The aggregate number of “hits” (i.e. times that a plate on a hotlist was detected) during 2016. 3,308
The aggregate number of “hits” during 2017. 2,482
Should you have any question in this regard, please feel free to contact our office.

Sincerely,
Kristin Yarborough
TCSO Paralegal

From: Dave Maass

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Dave Maass

From: Travis County Sheriff's Department

Thank you for contacting the TCSO Open Records Department. This email serves as a receipt of your email. Please be advised that our Office must promptly respond to your request and has 10 business days to request a ruling for information we seek to withhold. We will answer all requests in the order that we receive them. We hope you have a wonderful day.

From: Travis County Sheriff's Department

Thank you for contacting the TCSO Open Records Department. This email serves as a receipt of your email. Please be advised that our Office must promptly respond to your request and has 10 business days to request a ruling for information we seek to withhold. We will answer all requests in the order that we receive them. We hope you have a wonderful day.

From: Travis County Sheriff's Department

This request was answered on 3/1. Please see attached.
Best,
Kristin

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