Wyoming - Record Layout of Traffic Stop Data

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From: Vignesh Ramachandran

Dear Ms. Padilla,

Thank you for the phone conversation a few weeks ago. As I had mentioned I am the managing editor of Peninsula Press, a multimedia news website based out of Stanford University in California. We are working on collecting data on traffic stops and searches made by state patrols across the country, but I'm initially gathering information about what datapoints each state collects.

Pursuant to the Wyoming Open Meetings Act and the Wyoming Public Records Act, I hereby request the following:

I’d like to please request the record layout (the format of a data record, which includes the name, type and size of each field in the record) or data dictionary for your state’s records of traffic stops made on your roads. (What are all the datapoints you collect and keep record of when traffic stops are made?)

The requested data will be analyzed, eventually be made available to the general public and be used for editorial purposes. This request is not being made for commercial purposes. We kindly ask the request be filled electronically — via Excel or another database format. Data can be emailed to vram@stanford.edu or shared via a Dropbox link. In the event data has to be sent physically on a CD or thumb drive, please mail to Peninsula Press, Stanford Journalism Program, 450 Serra Mall, Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and time. I would like to request a response within thirty (30) business days. Please let me know if you have further questions.

Vignesh Ramachandran

Vignesh Ramachandran
Managing Editor, Peninsula Press
Stanford Journalism Program
email vram@stanford.edu
phone 650.723.0703
physical mail 450 Serra Mall, Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 1, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sandra Padilla

Good morning Vignesh,

I spoke with our IT staff regarding your request.
My apologies but we will not be able to provide you with the requested data
because our vendor does not supply us with a database diagram or record


Sandra Padilla
Records Supervisor
Wyoming Highway Patrol
5300 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009
Office: 307-777-4308
Fax: 307-777-4959

E-Mail to and from me, in connection with the transaction
of public business, is subject to the Wyoming Public Records
Act and may be disclosed to third parties.


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