Police Checkpoints (Austin Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Austin Police Department of Austin, TX.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

For this request I am seeking:

-All policies on checkpoints and roadblocks. This includes sobriety checkpoints as well as any other kinds of checkpoints.

-Data on how often checkpoints are employed. That is, the total number of times the department has set up a checkpoint since 1/1/14.

-Any oversight reports on the use of checkpoints.

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.


Curtis Waltman


Dear Curtis Waltman,
Thank you for your e-mail to the City of Austin. Your request is being processed.
Consistent with the Texas Public Information Act, you can expect communication from the City of Austin within 10 business days after the date the information was requested.
The City of Austin will make the effort to ensure that the information you have requested is made available to you in a timely manner. However, depending on the scope of the request and the time required to research and compile the information, should the City of Austin not be readily able to produce the information you have requested, the communication you receive may indicate items such as:
Thus, please note that the communication you can expect to receive does not necessarily mean responsive information you have requested will be available within the 10 business days.
For more information about the Public Information Act visit the City of Austin website at http://www.austintexas.gov/department/open-records (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/open-records)

Thank you,
PIO Public Information Specialist

From: Herber, Jennifer

Mr. Waltman,
The Austin Police Department does not do checkpoints. The state of Texas has not authorized police officers to conduct sobriety checkpoints. Thus, APD does not have any information responsive to your request.

Thank you,

[APD patch with padding with line 4]Jennifer Herber
Public Information Specialist Senior
Austin Police Department