Request #RT-16630
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Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code ยงยง 6250), I hereby request the following records: All records responsive to the below requests dated from January 1, 2014 through July 28, 2016. - The full documentation of all contracts or non-disclosure agreements (enacted OR IN EFFECT between the above dates) with the companies "Persistent Surveillance Systems" or "Vigilant Solutions" - Copies of all invoices to or from these companies, and documents sufficient to show any and all disbursement of public funds to either company - The full documentation of all contracts (enacted OR IN EFFECT between the above dates) with any company other than the two cited above, in which said company provides your department with equipment or services (including software) for 1. license plate scanning or reading or automatic photographing; 2. aerial surveillance, excluding monitoring roadways for speed infractions. - Copies of all invoices to or from any company that fits the description in the prior paragraph, and documents sufficient to show any disbursement of public funds to any company that fits this description - All emails between police department email accounts and users on the domains "pss-1.com" or "vigilantsolutions.com". (One example would be brian.schockley@vigilantsolutions.com. Users on the domain would be in the form of XXXXXXXXX@vigilantsolutions.com) - All paper-based communications between your department and Persistent Surveillance Systems, and between your department and Vigilant Solutions. In asking for all paper and electronic correspondence, this request necessarily includes marketing materials and descriptions of product capabilities for any device, software, or access/capability this department has purchased. A circuit court judge in Illinois recently ruled that non-disclosure agreements signed by public bodies do not trump freedom of information laws when it comes to surveillance equipment/capability purchased by police. Citation: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/01/chicago-police-must-finally-produce-stingray-records-judge-orders/ - Documents sufficient to show all rules or regulations governing the use of products (hardware or software) that do 1. license plate scanning or reading or automatic photographing; 2. aerial surveillance, excluding monitoring roadways for speed infractions. - The text of all agreements (whether formal, email, memo, or otherwise) between your department and any other public body or department that allows your department to use or access the capabilities of 1. license plate scanning or reading or automatic photographing; 2. aerial surveillance, excluding monitoring roadways for speed infractions. - Documents sufficient to show the month and year your department first entered a program of scanning license plates or accessing a database of scanned plates, if it indeed has such a program (and end date of said program if it has ended). - Documents sufficient to show the total number of license plates scanned in your department's jurisdiction (whether the jurisdiction in this case is precisely or roughly represented) since the department began its plate-scanning program or first purchased access to such a program - Documents sufficient to show the month and year your department first entered a program of persistent aerial surveillance, if it indeed has such a program (and end date of said program if it has ended). - Documents sufficient to show the number of plane-hours of aerial surveillance (excluding monitoring roadways for speed infractions) purchased by your department within the dates at the top of this request. For example, one plane flying for four hours is four plane-hours. Two planes flying for four hours is eight plane-hours. - Documents sufficient to show any attempt made by a representative of your department to inform the public about automatic license plate readers or persistent aerial surveillance. This could include but is not limited to records of town hall meetings, quotes from police spokespeople in local media, or text from the department's website.

Received

August 1, 2016 via web


Due

August 11, 2016


Departments

Oakland Police Department

Documents

Public

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Staff

Point of Contact

Alisha Banda

External Message Public
The only policy we have related to license plate scanning/reading is on our website: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/government/o/OPD/s/DepartmentalPublications/OAK059895 on our policy page: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/government/o/OPD/s/DepartmentalPublications/OAK034257
February 27, 2017, 12:07pm by Rheta R Sonnier (Staff)
Document(s) Added Staff Only
http://www2.oaklandnet.com/government/o/OPD/s/DepartmentalPublications/OAK059895 on our policy page: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/government/o/OPD/s/DepartmentalPublications/OAK034257

February 27, 2017, 12:06pm
External Message Public
The Public Records Request Unit is still waiting to receive the remainder of the responsive records. We will continue to provide you with any updates and/or releasable information as it becomes available.
February 14, 2017, 10:31am by Amber Fuller (Staff)
Document(s) Added Staff Only
Purchase_Order.pdf

February 14, 2017, 10:30am
Document(s) Added Staff Only
Purchase_Order.pdf

February 14, 2017, 10:27am
Document(s) Added Staff Only
Purchase_Order.pdf

February 14, 2017, 10:26am
Document(s) Added Staff Only
Documents.pdf

February 14, 2017, 10:24am
External Message Public
At this time the Department does not have any responsive records to provide. We will continue to update you on the status of your request.
February 5, 2017, 1:12pm by Rheta R Sonnier (Staff)
External Message Public
In response to your public records request #16630, our agency is in the process of reviewing your requested records to determine what information can be released in accordance with the California Public Records Act and additional time is needed in order to respond. The Department will continue to update you on the status of your request.
January 31, 2017, 12:25pm by Rheta R Sonnier (Staff)
External Message Public
Our agency needs additional time to respond to your request based on the need to search for and collect the requested records from a separate facility (Government Code Section 6253(c)(1)).
November 19, 2016, 12:04pm by Rheta R Sonnier (Staff)
External Message Public
In response to your PRR #16630, the custodian of the record does not have any documents associated with Persistent Surveillance Systems or Vigilant Solutions. The search included "license plate" and no results were found. Please provide the name of the company in order to locate and pull the contract and/or invoice(s).
August 27, 2016, 12:42pm by Rheta R Sonnier (Staff)
External Message Public
In response to your public records request #16630, our agency is in the process of reviewing your requested records to determine what information can be released in accordance with the California Public Records Act. All records must be reviewed and in some cases redactions may be necessary. Due to the Departments limited staffing resources and the numerous public records requests received, our agency needs additional time to respond to your request. All records that are not exempt will be provided within 30 days. We will do our best to work with you. We appreciate your patience.
August 8, 2016, 12:34pm by Rheta R Sonnier (Staff)