Law enforcement agreement between City of Albany & SUNY Albany

Christopher Philippo filed this request with the City of Albany Police Department of Albany, NY .
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From: Christopher Philippo

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

The written agreement or Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Albany and the University at Albany for law enforcement purposes in accordance with N.Y. EDUC. LAW § 355 (2) (l).

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.

A request had been made, and fulfilled June 27, 2013. However, a new request is being made because since that time the City of Albany Police Chief has changed and also the University at Albany seems to have inexplicably reverted to using a Memorandum of Understanding that had become active in January 1, 1999 http://www.albany.edu/ehs/pdf/UAlbanyEmergencyManagementPlan.pdf (pages 153-154) (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6fh8P20Fv ) which would have been signed by a different University at Albany President, different City of Albany Mayor, and different City of Albany Police Chief than the present ones. In current University at Albany President Jones' Letter of Promulgation contained within the 2015 Emergency Management Plan, he stated, "this Plan is a Guide to the University for Emergency Management and coordination of all phases of emergency management operations, in order to minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters, and to protect the people, property, and restore the ability of the University to serve our mission." How exactly a plan with a Memorandum of Understanding from seventeen years ago likely to serve the university or the city well, I'm not sure, particularly if the City of Albany is relying on the 2008 one, or some other one.

If my request is too broad or does not reasonably describe the records, please contact me via email so that I may clarify my request, and when appropriate inform me of the manner in which records are filed, retrieved or generated.

If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name, address and email address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.

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.

Sincerely,

Christopher Philippo

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N.Y. EDUC. LAW § 355 (2) (l) [lowercase L], in relevant part: "Subject to the approval of the chancellor, the president of each state-operated campus of the state university shall enter into a written agreement with adjoining law enforcement agencies establishing protocols for the exercise of authority by such university police officer off-campus, including mutual aid and assistance. Such written protocols shall not be deemed to supersede the authority of other police officers."

"The campus president has the authority and responsibility for the overall operation and security of the campus. Accordingly, the president, or his designee, through the chief of university police, administers the operations of the University Police Department."
https://www.suny.edu/sunypp/docs/364.pdf

"the safety of our students and the security of our campuses is our top priority". - Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Press Releases. September 13, 2012. http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/091412stmtsunythreats

From: Albany FOIL Center

Dear Requests MuckRock: I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information Law request, dated 3/2/2016. Your request is being reviewed, and could take up to 20 business days to be completed.

Under NYS Law, you may be charged $.25 per page for photocopying (if applicable), or other fees allowed under the Public Officers Law (our fee = $10/CD-DVD).

Sincerely,
Mr. Nala R. Woodard
Records Access Officer

To track your request and respond, visit the Freedom of Information Request page, then click on "My Records Center." (http://www.albanyny.org/Government/Departments/CityClerk/RecordsAccessFOIL/SubmitaFOILRequest.aspx)

From: Albany FOIL Center

Dear Christopher Philippo: I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information Law request, dated 3/2/2016. Your request is being reviewed, and could take up to 20 business days to be completed.

Under NYS Law, you may be charged $.25 per page for photocopying (if applicable), or other fees allowed under the Public Officers Law (our fee = $10/CD-DVD).

Sincerely,
Mr. Nala R. Woodard
Records Access Officer

To track your request and respond, visit the Freedom of Information Request page, then click on "My Records Center." (http://www.albanyny.org/Government/Departments/CityClerk/RecordsAccessFOIL/SubmitaFOILRequest.aspx)

From: Albany FOIL Center

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From: Albany FOIL Center

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03/14/2016
Requests MuckRock
MuckRock
Somerville, MA 02144
FOIL NO: W004900-030216
Dear Requests MuckRock,

Your request is hereby accepted.  Attached is the current MOU

Fees:

Total Amount Charged: $0.00

Your documents  have been released  through the on line portal (not via email).  Please use your user name and password that you created to log in.  Once logged in click on view my issues (in the upper left hand corner of the screen) and then click on the request with the same reference number listed above and you should find the document you requested.
Sincerely:
Mr. Nala R. Woodard Records Access Officer

From: MuckRock

Hello Mr. Woodard,

Could you please reattach the MOU? It didn't seem to come through properly.

Thanks so much,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: Albany FOIL Center

Dear Christopher Philippo:

Please be advised that if you wish to submit a new request or check on the status of an already submitted request, you should visit the Records Center by clicking here. (http://www.albanyny.org/Government/Departments/CityClerk/RecordsAccessFOIL/SubmitaFOILRequest.aspx) Description: TO: [AlbanyNY@mycusthelp.net]CC: [police@albany-ny.org]March 15, 2016City of Albany Police DepartmentAlbany Police Department, ATTN: City Clerk City Hall24 Eagle Street, Room 202Albany, NY 12207This is a follow up to a previous request:Hello Mr. Woodard,Could you please reattach the MOU? It didn't seem to come through properly.Thanks so much,Beryl, MuckRock---On March 14, 2016:
City of Albany

From: Nala Woodard

03/16/2016

Requests MuckRock
MuckRock
Somerville, MA 02144

FOIL NO: W004900-030216

Dear Requests MuckRock,

Your request is hereby accepted.

Please see the attached document.

Sincerely:

Mr. Nala R. Woodard
Records Access Officer

Mr. Nala R. Woodard

City Clerk,
Clerk to the Common Council &
Records Access Officer
City Hall
24 Eagle Street - Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
518- 434-5090 (phone)
518-434-5081 (fax)
nwoodard@albanyny.gov<mailto:nwoodard@albanyny.gov>

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