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 between the City of Albany Police Department and the University at Albany's President in accordance with N.Y. EDUC. LAW § 355 (2) (l).

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires. If for any reason any portion of the request is denied, please indicate the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.


Christopher K. Philippo


N.Y. EDUC. LAW § 355 (2) (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."

SUNY Police Manual § 10.10 "University police will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice"

"the safety of our students and the security of our campuses is our top priority". - Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Press Releases. September 13, 2012.

From: City Clerk

RE: Revised City of Albany FOIL process

The City of Albany City Clerk’s Office has received your FOIL request, however, at this time we are phasing out our old FOIL system. We are respectfully requesting that you submit your request online by visiting the address below and clicking on the hyperlink. Please make sure to follow the instructions provided and make sure to save your user name and password in a safe place. In the future, to check on the status of your request, you can simply log into the system. Should you have any questions feel free to call (518) 434-5090.


Mr. Nala R. Woodard
Records Access Officer


Mr. Nala R. Woodard, City Clerk,
Clerk to the Common Council
& Records Access Officer
Office of the City Clerk
City Hall - Room 202
518-434-5090 (tele)
518-434-5081 (fax)

From: MuckRock

<em><strong>Editor's Note:</strong> The request has also been submitted via the FOIA Portal as requested.</em>

From: Records Access Officer

Dear Requests MuckRock:

I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information Law request, dated 4/9/2013. 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).

Mr. Nala R. Woodard
Records Access Officer


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 2, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W000891-040913.

Thank you for your help.

From: Records Access Officer

Via the Albany FOIL portal: Requests MuckRock MuckRock Boston, MA 02205 FOIL NO: W000891-040913 Dear Requests MuckRock, Your request is hereby accepted. Fees: For Standard Copies: $1.00 Total Amount Charged: $1.00 Records may be inspected, picked up in person, or mailed to applicant. Fee for records is 25¢ per page. Additional charges apply for large documents, photographs, tapes, CD(s) or DVD(s). Make check payable to "The City of Albany" and forward to the below address: 24 Eagle Street City Clerk's Office Room 202, City Hall Albany, NY 12207 Please return this letter with your payment as it will expedite the process. Sincerely: Mr. Nala R. Woodard Records Access Officer


<em>Note: payment sent by mail.</em>

From: City of Albany Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.