|Multi Request||ALPR DETECTIONS/HITS/SHARING|
|Submitted||Nov. 15, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Illinois 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 Reader (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;
5) The aggregate number of “detections” (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2016;
6) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2017;
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2018;
8) The aggregate number of “hits” (i.e. times that a plate on a hotlist was detected) during 2016;
9) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2017;
10) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018.
For Items 1-4: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions 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:
An example of this record may be found at this link:
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.
For Items 5-10: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions 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:
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.
For a list of other agencies that have provided records of these nature, please visit: https://www.eff.org/pages/explore-alpr
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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
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RE:Request for Public Information VILLAGE OF VILLA PARK FOIA REQUEST RESPONSE
Requester: Dave Maass Request Received: 11/20/2019 10:10:29 AM Response due 5 business days after received [X] Approved;  Provided by email,  Ready for inspection,  Fees of $____ are due before release.  Partially approved and denied (See denial reasons below)  Denied  No such record exists  Request is for answer to question and not public records Reason for denial – Section number 5 ILCS 140/7(1) - reason  (a)-Prohibited from disclosure by federal or State law  (b)-Private information  (c)-Personal information  (d)(i)-Interfere with law enforcement proceedings  (d)(ii)-Interfere with administrative enforcement proceedings  (d)(iv)-Disclose identity of confidential source or information  (d)(vii)-Obstruct ongoing criminal investigation  (f)-Preliminary drafts  (h)-bid proposals  (k)-Architects’ plans  (m)-Communications with attorney  (___) _________________________________________  Your request is burdensome Your request is unduly burdensome because it is a categorical request of so many documents that the existing staff would have difficulty obtaining and reviewing. You may decide on your own or meet with the undersigned and reduce the scope/size of your request. Please contact me with your decision or to discuss on how to reduce your request.  The Village is requesting an additional 5 business days to review and provide a response because:  The requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations  The request requires the collection of a substantial number of records  The request is categorical in nature and requires an extensive search for the records  We have failed to locate the requested records and additional efforts are being made to locate them  The requested records require examination by a competent person in order to determine if they are public records  It would unduly burden or interfere with the operation to comply with your request within the initial 5 days  There is a need for consultation with another public body.  Commercial Request I estimate that the records sought can be ready for you within ___days of the date of this notice. The copying charge is estimated as $______. Please remit this amount. Copying will not proceed until payment is received.  Recurrent Requestor Within 21 business days of the date of your request you will be advised of the estimate of time required to provide the public records and estimate of fees which will be required to be paid before copying the documents; or a response indicated above.  Voluminous Request You must respond within 10 business days if you want to reduce your request or the Village will provide the records or response as provided in Section 3.6 of the FOIA. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO APPEAL A DENIAL IN WRITING TO: Public Access Counselor, Illinois Attorney General's Office, 500 S. Second Street, Springfield, IL 62705; telephone: 217-558-0486; Email: email@example.com. Commercial requesters may only file a request for review with the Public Access Counselor for the limited purpose of reviewing whether your request was properly determined to be for a commercial purpose. 5 ILCS 140/9.59(b). Pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/11 any person denied access to inspect or copy any public record by the Village may file suit in DuPage County circuit court for injunctive or declaratory relief. If you choose to file a Request for Review with the PAC, you must do so within 60 calendar days of the date of this denial letter. 5 ILCS 140/9.5(a). Please note that you must include a copy of your original FOIA request and this denial letter when filing a Request for Review with the PAC. By: Dan McCann Title: FOIA Compliance Officer or Person Designated by the FOIA Officer File No.: W008635-112019
The following FOIA request has been completed. The files have been sent directly to this email via our FOIA program.
Please contact me you have any issues receiving the information.
Deputy Chief of Police
Villa Park Police Department
40 South Ardmore Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181
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