Social Media Surveillance survey (Valdosta Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Valdosta Police Department of Valdosta, GA.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with or any other social media surveillance software or equipment company, including but not limited to:

• BrightPlanet
• Geofeedia
• Intrado Inc.
• LifeRaft
• Magnet Forensics
• Media Sonar
• Signal Corporation
• ZeroFOX

Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• other bidder responses
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all performance work statements
• all deliverables inventories
• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goods

Please also include:

• all policies related to the acquisition and use of social media and surveillance software by individual officers and representatives of this agency
• all materials related to the use of any other social media platform, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, etc.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Bobbi McGraw

To Whom It May Concern,

Ms. Kennedy was out when this request came in. It was forwarded to me the day it came in and I did not realize it. I am working on this for you now and will be in contact later today.

Thanks and I apologize for the delay.

Commander Bobbi E. McGraw
Valdosta Police Department
Bureau of Support Services<>

From: Tonya Kennedy

Please find attached the information that we have to release in association with your request. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Tonya Kennedy
Open Records Clerk
Valdosta Police Department
500 North Toombs Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31601
229-293-3150 (Fax)<>