BPD Active Employees List 2021/10/22

Dan Staples filed this request with the Baltimore Police Department of Baltimore, MD.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

MPIA 21 2161

Est. Completion None


From: Dan Staples

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am requesting the list of all active employees of the Baltimore City Police Department, as recent as possible. These records are kept by the BPD Human Resources department and should contain the following fields:

- Sequence number
- First name
- Middle name
- Last name
- Suffix
- Ethnic group/race
- Sex
- Age or year of birth
- Service date
- Rehire Date
- Promotion Date
- Job Code
- Job Title

To be clear, I do not want the payroll data that is on Open Baltimore (data.baltimorecity.gov), as that data does not contain all the fields I am requesting and is only updated once per year.

For examples of the document I am requesting, you can see my previous MPIA requests to BPD:

I will additionally note that you are obligated to turn over records that are not subject to being withheld; therefore even if undercover officers’ information can be withheld/redacted, *you must turn over records for all other BPD employees*, and the entire request cannot be legally denied on those grounds.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Dan Staples

From: Baltimore Police Department

Dear Mr. Dan Staples:

This is an acknowledgement of your request, for public information, submitted to the Document Compliance Unit ("DCU") of the Baltimore Police Department ("BPD"). Your request is governed by the Maryland Public Information Act ("PIA"), Maryland Code, General Provisions Article ("GP"), Sections 4-101 et seq. DCU will process your request promptly. However, our response may take longer than ten (10) working days, the reasons for which may include the scope of your request, the type and volume of potentially responsive records, and the nature of the search, review, and preparation that is required. In any event, DCU will respond to your request within thirty (30) days. GP § 4-203.

DCU will contact you with the availability of records and the possible costs associated with this request, as soon as the information is made available by the Custodian of Records. Likewise, if DCU and/or the Custodian of Records need you to clarify your request, DCU will contact you promptly.

Please refer to tracking # MPIA 21-2161 in any subsequent correspondence pertaining to this matter. All follow up correspondence should be made in writing and submitted to the DCU's e-mail: DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>.

Due to COVID-19, and national public health guidance on social distancing, we are teleworking to the maximum extent possible in this pandemic. Thus, BPD will make available electronically whatever disclosable information it can, upon receipt.

Ken Hurst
Operations Assistant II
Document Compliance Coordinator
Office of Legal Affairs
Baltimore Police Department

From: Dan Staples


I would like to withdraw this request (MPIA 21-2161), given that request MPIA 20-2293 has been fulfilled.

Dan Staples