2018 Vigilant Data Sharing Information (U.S. Forest Service)

Dave Maass filed this request with the U.S. Forest Service of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2018-FS-WO-02478-F

Multi Request 2018 Vigilant Data Sharing Information
Due March 16, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of 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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dave Maass

From: U.S. Forest Service

Dear Mr. Maass This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated February 15, 2018, which was received in the Washington Office (WO) FOIA Service Center on February 15, 2018.  You requested 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.  You are also requesting 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. Please be advisedthat the WO FOIA Service Center has a backlog of pending FOIA requests andappeals.  We are diligently working to process each request and appeal inthe order in which it was received.  Your patience is greatly appreciated. To check on the status of your request, you may contact Letitia Johns at 202-756-7166, or via e-mail to .  Please reference your assigned case number, 2018-FS-WO-02478-F. (mailto:letitiajohns@fs.fed.us) letitiajohns@fs.fed.us Thank you,
FOIA Service Center Team
Forest Service

From: U.S. Forest Service

Greetings Mr. Maass.

Your case now awaiting to be processed. Please note, I am experiencing a backlog of pending FOIA requests. I am diligently working to process each request in the order in which the request was received.

Thank you.

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Letitia Johns
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)

Forest Service
Washington Office, Business Operations

p: 202-756-7166
f: 202-649-1161
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201 14th Street Avenue, SW, 1st Floor
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From: U.S. Forest Service

Greeting Mr. Maass,

Unfortunately, your case is still awaiting to be processed. I am currently working to process each request in the order that each request was received and I can’t start on your case until I finish processing the cases that came in before your case.

Thank you.

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Letitia Johns
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)

Forest Service
Washington Office, Business Operations

p: 202-756-7166
f: 202-649-1161
letitiajohns@fs.fed.us<mailto:letitiajohns@fs.fed.us>

201 14th Street Avenue, SW, 1st Floor
Washington, DC 20250
www.fs.fed.us<http://www.fs.fed.us/>
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From: U.S. Forest Service

Greeting Mr. Maass,
Unfortunately, I do not have any new status update on your case currently. Your case is still awaiting to be processed. I am currently working to process each request in the order that each request was received and I can’t start on your case until I finish processing the cases that came in before your case.
Thank you.
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Letitia Johns
Government Information Specialist (FOIA) & Privacy Program Manager

Forest Service
Washington Office, Business Operations

p: 202-756-7166
f: 202-649-1161
letitiajohns@fs.fed.us<mailto:letitiajohns@fs.fed.us>

201 14th Street Avenue, SW, 1st Floor
Washington, DC 20250
www.fs.fed.us<http://www.fs.fed.us/>
[cid:image002.png@01D3F281.638A3020]<http://usda.gov/>[cid:image003.png@01D3F281.638A3020]<https://twitter.com/forestservice>[cid:image004.png@01D3F281.638A3020]<https://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Forest-Service/1431984283714112>

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