Police Union Contract (Blacksburg Police Department)

Shawn Breen filed this request with the Blacksburg Police Department of Blacksburg, VA.
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From: Shawn Breen


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the most recent collective bargaining agreement/collective agreement between this department and the local police union/fraternal order/benevolent association, or other similar organization.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Breen

From: Blacksburg Police Department

Dear Mr. Breen,

I have received your two FOIA requests related to the Blacksburg Police Department. Can you confirm that you are a citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia or a member of the press as described below? Virginia's Freedom of Information Act does not grant rights to out-of-state requestors. McBurney v. Young, 569 U.S. 221 (2013).

§ 2.2-3704. Public records to be open to inspection; procedure for requesting records and responding to request; charges; transfer of records for storage, etc.
A. Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, all public records shall be open to citizens of the Commonwealth, representatives of newspapers and magazines with circulation in the Commonwealth, and representatives of radio and television stations broadcasting in or into the Commonwealth during the regular office hours of the custodian of such records.
Regardless of the above, public sector bargaining is not currently permitted in Virginia, so there is no collective bargaining agreement or union contract in place governing the employment of Blacksburg police officers.

John. A. Goad
Community Relations Lieutenant
Blacksburg Police department
200 S.W. Clay Street
Blacksburg VA 24060
540-443-1418

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From: Shawn Breen

Thank you.

I am a journalist investigating matters of interest to Virginia residents. I represent multiple online magazines currently circulating in the state of Virginia. Should you wish to verify circulation you can do so at rth-media.blogspot.com Per Virginia state FOIA law, representatives of magazines with circulation in the state of Virginia can make requests for public information.

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacodepopularnames/virginia-freedom-of-information-act/

§ 2.2-3704. - A.

"Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, all public records shall be open to citizens of the Commonwealth,representatives of newspapers and magazines with circulation in the Commonwealth"

Shawn Breen
Editor and publisher rth-media.blogspot.com

From: Blacksburg Police Department

This was answered on June 12th along with the other FOIA request that was received on the same day. Bothe answers were sent in the same email.

John. A. Goad
Community Relations Lieutenant
Blacksburg Police department
200 S.W. Clay Street
Blacksburg VA 24060
540-443-1418

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From: Shawn Breen

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Shawn Breen

From: Blacksburg Police Department

You are welcome. Sorry for the confusion by answering both requests in the same reply.

John. A. Goad
Community Relations Lieutenant
Blacksburg Police department
200 S.W. Clay Street
Blacksburg VA 24060
540-443-1418

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