FOI processing manuals, lists and instructions (Alaska State Troopers)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Alaska State Troopers of Alaska.
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Multi Request FOI processing manuals, lists and instructions


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any internal manuals, instructions, forms or checksheets for how the law enforcement agency processes records requests.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: Alaska State Troopers

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From: Alaska State Troopers

Dear Ms. Best,

I have received your request for:

Copies of any internal manuals, instructions, forms or checksheets for how the law enforcement agency processes records requests.

Attached, please find the DPS operating procedures manual chapter 206 (OPM 206) and the Public Records Request Key in fulfillment of your request. You will see that these documents refer to Alaska Statute and the Alaska Administrative Code (AAC). AAC 2 96.100- 2 AAC 96.900 outlines the process used by all agencies in the state of Alaska. The AAC is publically available at:*/doc/{t17}<*/doc/%7bt17%7d>?

Please let me know if you have additional questions.


Allison Hanzawa
Special Assistant to the Commissioner/Legislative Liaison
Department of Public Safety
(907) 465-5505

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