Contracts and Policies Regarding IMSI Catchers (Virginia State Police)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Virginia State Police of Virginia.

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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documents concerning IMSI catchers or any of the following words: "Stingray", "cell site simulator", or "dirtbox". including:
-Contracts with the Harris Corporation regarding the acquisition of their Stingray or KingFish IMSI catchers
-Department policies and procedure regarding the use of IMSI catcher technology
-policies and procedures on the keeping of statistics about the Department's use and acquisition of IMSI catchers

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.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Beckner, David M., Lt.

Dear Mr. Nash

Your request for information submitted via email through MUCKROCK and dated November 9, 2016 was received by the Virginia Department of State Police on November 10, 2016. As you may be aware, requests for records of the Commonwealth, its agencies and political subdivisions are governed by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), §§ 2.2-3700 et. seq. of the Code of Virginia.

Pleased be informed that in accordance with Virginia Code Section 2.2-3704 (B) (4), and in order to completely and properly respond to your request without negatively impacting public safety and our intense operational responsibilities, the Department is entitled to, and elects to utilize, seven additional work days to respond.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns..

Thank you,

Lieutenant Dave Beckner

Virginia State Police

High Tech Crimes Division

NOVA/DC ICAC Task Force

804-674-2517 Office (No Voicemail)

804-840-3957 Cell

The information in this email and any attachments may be confidential and privileged. Access to this email by anyone other than the intended addressee is unauthorized. If you are not the intended recipient (or the employee or agent responsible for delivering this information to the intended recipient) please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email and any copies from your computer and/or storage system. The sender does not authorize the use, distribution, disclosure or reproduction of this email (or any part of its contents) by anyone other than the intended recipient(s). No representation is made that this email and any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

From: Beckner, David M., Lt.

Mr. Tom Nash

Your request for information submitted via email through MUCKROCK and dated November 9, 2016 was received by the Virginia Department of State Police on November 10, 2016. On November 14, 2016, I notified you via email that we were exercising our right to an additional seven (7) business days to prepare a response to your request.

In your November 9, 2016 email, you requested the following:

Documents concerning IMSI catchers or any of the following words: "Stingray", "cell site simulator", or "dirtbox", including:

· Contracts with the Harris Corporation regarding the acquisition of their Stingray or KingFish IMSI catchers

· Department policies and procedure regarding the use of IMSI catcher technology

· Policies and procedures on the keeping of statistics about the Department's use and acquisition of IMSI catchers

As you may be aware, requests for records of the Commonwealth, its agencies and political subdivisions are governed by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), §§ 2.2-3700 et. seq. of the Code of Virginia.

In response to the first item of your request, the following information is provided. Copies of purchase order documents related to the purchase of two (2) Digital Receiver Technology (DRT) "dirtbox" cell site simulators.

In response to the second item requested, the following information is provided. Copies of §19.2-70.3 of the Code of Virginia and the Department policy regarding the use of the Mobile Device Support Vehicle.

In response to the third item of your request, there are no policies and procedures for keeping statistics about the use of IMSI catchers; however, a copy of the Mobile Device Support Vehicle use log is provided. The identity of Department personnel operating the vehicle has been redacted pursuant to §2.2-3706, paragraph A, 2, j.

Lieutenant Dave Beckner

Virginia State Police

High Tech Crimes Division

NOVA/DC ICAC Task Force

804-674-2517 Office (No Voicemail)

804-840-3957 Cell

The information in this email and any attachments may be confidential and privileged. Access to this email by anyone other than the intended addressee is unauthorized. If you are not the intended recipient (or the employee or agent responsible for delivering this information to the intended recipient) please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email and any copies from your computer and/or storage system. The sender does not authorize the use, distribution, disclosure or reproduction of this email (or any part of its contents) by anyone other than the intended recipient(s). No representation is made that this email and any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

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