NIJ Technical Bulletin: Law Enforcement Use of UAS

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs of the United States of America.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the October 2007 bulletin, "Technical Bulletin: Law Enforcement Use of UAS."

This internal S&T report is referenced in the November 2012 test plan for the Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) (available at "National Institute of Justice, Technical Bulletin: Law Enforcement Use of UAS, 10 Oct. 2007. "

Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist who has covered drones extensively, I request that I be categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. Here is a selection of my published articles for MuckRock:

I have also been published in a number of other national media outlets on topics including drones and other matters pertaining to national security and technologies:

As the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at and pertains to a matter of considerable public interest, I further request a full waiver of all fees.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed


Your request has been received in the Office of Justice Programs for processing pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.

Thank you


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 15, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-00295.

Thank you for your help.

From: Johnson, Delores

Mr. Musgrave:

Attached is a response to the FOIA request that you sent to this office.

Delores Johnson, Contractor
Office of the General Counsel
Office of Justice Programs
Department of Justice