BPD Officer Records

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

It is a clone of this request.

Due April 26, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Dan Staples

To Whom It May Concern:

Under the Maryland Public Information Act Title 4, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting for every sworn Baltimore City Police Officer, in a machine readable format (in an Excel speadsheet would be fine), as of April 1, 2018:

- First and last name
- Unique sequence number
- Current badge number
- Any previously recorded badge number that was used before their current one
- Race
- Gender

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 30 days, as the statute requires. If access to the records I am requesting will take longer than this amount of time, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law. If you determine that some portions of the requested records are exempt from disclosure, please provide me with the portions that can be disclosed.

Sincerely,

Dan Staples

From: Baltimore Police Department

Dear Mr. Staples:

This is an acknowledgement of your request below, 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 18-0417 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>.

Sincerely,

P/O Shawn Baker I259

Document Compliance Unit

Baltimore Police Department

100 N. Holiday Street, Room 100

Baltimore, MD 21202

Email: DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>

MPIA request forms: https://law.baltimorecity.gov/office-legal-affairs-baltimore-police-department

From: Baltimore Police Department

Good morning,

I've sent a follow up to the custodian for the record you requested.

Respectfully,

P/O Shawn Baker I259
Baltimore Police Department
Document Compliance Unit
Legal Affairs Division
100 N. Holiday St., Room 100
Baltimore, MD 21202
DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>
Baltimore Police Department Policies
https://www.baltimorepolice.org/transparency/policies
MPIA Request Forms
http://law.baltimorecity.gov/office-legal-affairs-baltimore-police-department

From: Baltimore Police Department

Dear Mr. Staples:
On April 16th, 2018 you submitted a request for public records to the Document Compliance Unit (“DCU”) of the Baltimore Police Department (“BPD”), for, “every sworn Baltimore City Police Officer, in a machine readable format (in an Excel spreadsheet would be fine), as of April 1, 2018”. The Maryland Public Information Act (“PIA”), Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, § 4-101, et seq. governs your request.
The responsive record(s) are maintained by the Human Resource Section of BPD. To this end, please find “Active employees as of May 3 2018” in Excel attached. This record was provided by the HRS as responsive to your request. HR does not track or identify members by “badge numbers” therefore, they are not included in the record. Sequence and employee ID numbers are used for tracking and identifying, which are included.
Nothing in this response is intended to indicate that any records sought from the BPD exist or to waive any privileges held by the BPD. You have the right under PIA § 4-1B-04 to contact the Public Access Ombudsman to mediate any dispute(s) you may have with this response. You may also, contest this response by filing a petition for Judicial Review in Circuit Court pursuant to PIA § 4-362. Please refer to MPIA tracking # 18-0417 in any subsequent correspondence pertaining to this matter.

Respectfully,

P/O Shawn Baker I259
Baltimore Police Department
Document Compliance Unit
Legal Affairs Division
100 N. Holiday St., Room 100
Baltimore, MD 21202
DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>
Baltimore Police Department Policies
https://www.baltimorepolice.org/transparency/policies
MPIA Request Forms
http://law.baltimorecity.gov/office-legal-affairs-baltimore-police-department

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From: Dan Staples

Good afternoon,

Thank you very much for your time fulfilling my MPIA request (MPIA 18-0417). I would like to ask for some clarification about some of the fields in the spreadsheet I was given:

1) What do the following fields mean: Location, Ethnic Group, Position Number, Grade, and Locality? If there is a legend or document listing the possible values and explanations of the codes in those fields, I would like to request those documents.
2) I would like to request the list of all job codes and job titles at BPD (indicated by the Job Code and Job Title fields in the spreadsheet).

Thank you in advance for your help. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

Sincerely,
Dan Staples

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