Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) - Adoption, Use, and Data Retention Policies (Jefferson County Sheriff's Department (wa))

Dave Maass filed this request with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department (wa) of Washington.
Multi Request Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) - Adoption, Use, and Data Retention Policies
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From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to this agency's acquisition of, access to, preservation of, or disclosure of automated license plate readers (ALPR) or ALPR data:

1. Policies related to the adoption of ALPR technology, including those guiding the procurement process or necessary administrative obligations before acquisition.

2. Training policies, requirements, and materials for automatic license plate reader system operators.

3. Databases used to compare data obtained by the automatic license plate reader system.

4. Policies related to the retention and security of captured ALPR data, including those regarding:
- the length of time after capture that data may be preserved
- exceptions to general data preservation policies
- internal data security and access
- data destruction

5. Policies related to the sharing of captured ALPR data by this agency with other agencies, including those directing:
- the manner in which another agency may request data
- the circumstances under which captured data may be shared, and
- the responsibilities of the recipient agency in regards to data retention and use.
- access by this agency to data obtained by automatic license plate reader systems not operated by the law enforcement agency.

Please also provide the number of requests made by outside agencies, if applicable.

6. Policies related to the sale of data or the sharing of data with non-law enforcement actors.
- If applicable, please provide all agreements between this agency and non-law enforcement actors.

7. Policies regarding oversight of automatic license plate reader system use.

8. Audit Reports

9. Policies related to maintenance and calibration.

Please also provide maintenance and calibration schedules and records for the system on file.

10. Any other policies or reports on subjects related to automatic license plate reader system use by the agency.

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.


Dave Maass

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From: Jefferson County Sheriff's Department (wa)

Dear Dave Maass:

Thank you for your interest in public records of Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with the State of Washington Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW. Your request was received in this office on December 13, 2018 and given the reference number S000365-121318 for tracking purposes.

Records Requested: Automated License Plate Readers data

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From: Jefferson County Sheriff's Department (wa)

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of December 13, 2018, Reference # S000365-121318 Dear Dave Maass, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office received the following public records request from you on December 13, 2018: Automated License Plate Readers data (complete request letter with numerated data requests has been uploaded and accompanies this request). After conducting a reasonable search, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has determined that there are no documents responsive to your request. As JCSO does not utilize ALPR, there are no databases, policies or reports that relate to ALPR. This is the final, definitive response from Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to your request. This response completes and closes out Jefferson County Public Records Request #S000365-121318 If you have any questions or wish to discuss this further, please contact me. Sincerely, Amanda Hamilton Confidential Secretary
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

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