Wolcott, Ring (Wolcott Police Department, :pray:)

Caroline Haskins filed this request with the Wolcott Police Department of Wolcott, CT .
Multi Request Wolcott, Ring


From: Caroline Haskins

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Media reports state that the Houston Police Department is using Ring/Neighbors to aid in investigations (https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/concern-over-police-use-of-ring-doorbells-as-crime-fighting-tool-64318021910). Therefore, I hereby request the following records:

1) All instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other guidance on the use of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app. This includes A) any notes taking during meetings that discussed the use of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app, B) any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app work, and C) any other document that has been used to help explain the use of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app to any party, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries.
2) A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements between the Houston Police Department and Ring.
3) A copy of any funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports that mention Ring or the Neighbors app, as well as audit records, including but not limited to security audits of the software, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies.
4) Any digital communications including but not limited to emails and text messages) as well as documents, (including but not limited to PDF, word processing, excel, and slide documents) that mention Ring or the Neighbors app.
5) Any digital communications (including but not limited to emails and text messages) with Ring representatives.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE’s science and technology website (www.motherboard.vice.com).

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.


Caroline Haskins

From: Wolcott Town Clerk

Good Morning,

I am not sure who is receiving this email, but I am trying to get ahold of Caroline Haskins.

Caroline, would you be able to call my office at 203-879-7610 to please clarify what it is that you are requesting. You have sent me several FOI requests, and I have sent back the info that was requested, yet I keep getting requests from you for the same info. If you can call me to please clarify why I keep getting the same snail mail requests.

Hopefully we can resolve this issue.

Looking forward to your call.

Edward L. Stephens
Chief of Police
Wolcott Police Department
225 Nichols Rd.
Wolcott Ct. 06716
203-879-7610 Office
203-494-1480 Cell
203-879-5243 Fax


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