FOIA Request: Police Department drone usage policies (Virginia State Police)

Tom Nash filed this request with the Virginia State Police of Virginia.
Multi Request FOIA Request: Police Department drone usage policies
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From: Tom Nash


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any General Orders, policies or standard operating procedures regarding the usage of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

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: Virginia State Police

Mr. Nash,
Thank you for your correspondence to the Virginia Department of State
Police (the Department). 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), ยงยง 2.2-3700 *et. seq.* of the *Code of
Virginia*.

Based on your request, the Department has formulated an approximate advance
estimate of the anticipated charges. Under the Virginia Freedom of
Information Act, we have determined that the estimated charges for
searching for and redacting the requested records will be *$24.26*. Before
continuing to process your request, please advise us if you agree to the
payment of the estimated charges.

Thank you,

Katie Glasscock, FOIA Unit Supervisor

*On behalf of F/Sgt David Ostwinkle*

First Sergeant David L. Ostwinkle
Virginia Department of State Police
Office of Legal Affairs
Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
(804) 674-8028 (Office)
(804) 674-2345 (Fax)
david.ostwinkle@vsp.virginia.gov <angela.kepus@vsp.virginia.gov>

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Thu, Feb 6, 2020 at 5:01 AM
Subject: RE: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request: FOIA Request:
Police Department drone usage policies (Virginia State Police)
To: <foia@vsp.virginia.gov>

Virginia State Police
FOIA Office
P. O. Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261-7472

February 6, 2020

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Virginia Freedom of Information Act
request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 30, 2020. Please
let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Jan. 30, 2020:
Subject: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request: FOIA Request: Police
Department drone usage policies (Virginia State Police)

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any General Orders, policies or standard operating procedures
regarding the usage of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

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

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Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 87205
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is
being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share,
and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the
department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: Shawn Breen


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $24.26 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Virginia State Police

Mr. Nash,
Attached please find the documents responsive to your FOIA request.

Thank you,

Katie Glasscock, FOIA Unit Supervisor

*On behalf of F/Sgt David Ostwinkle*

First Sergeant David L. Ostwinkle
Virginia Department of State Police
Office of Legal Affairs
Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
(804) 674-8028 (Office)
(804) 674-2345 (Fax)
david.ostwinkle@vsp.virginia.gov <angela.kepus@vsp.virginia.gov>

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 12:46 PM
Subject: Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request: FOIA Request: Police
Department drone usage policies (Virginia State Police)
To: <foia@vsp.virginia.gov>

Virginia State Police
FOIA Office
P. O. Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261-7472

January 30, 2020

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any General Orders, policies or standard operating procedures
regarding the usage of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

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

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly:
https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fvirginia-state-police-372%252Ffoia-request-police-department-drone-usage-policies-virginia-state-police-87205%252F%253Femail%253Dfoia%252540vsp.virginia.gov&url_auth_token=AAAdrLEFvdbcr2vN5ZJCkAQwcA0%3A1ixDtd%3AnjG7BHVujyqccSm9zHjq6rrG1HA
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 87205
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is
being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share,
and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the
department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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