Special Sheriff Hiring Information

Chris Matthews filed this request with the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office of Barnstable County, MA.
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From: Chris Matthews

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.4, €7, clause 26th, I hereby request the following records:

All documents and emails regarding the interview and hiring of candidates (including but not limited to Jeffrey Davis Perry) for the position of Special Sheriff, including a job description, job applications, and a record of phone calls, meetings, and emails between candidates and the Sheriffs Department.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Chris Matthews

From: Roy Lyons


TO: Chris Matthews, MuckRock News

FROM: Roy Lyons, Public Affairs, Barnstable County Sheriff's Office

DATE: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

SUBJ: Request for documents relative to hiring of Special Sheriff

Please find attached a copy of the job description for Special Sheriff, Barnstable County. The Sheriff's Office is denying the remainder of your request under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 4, Section 27 (c) and (f). You may appeal this denial to the Supervisor of Public Records in the Secretary of State's Office. Please note that a newspaper made the same request several years ago and the Supervisor of Public Records determined that everything but the job description were personnel and thus not public records.

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