Washington St Bridge & Fire Calls

Walter Hope filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.

It is a clone of this request.

Due April 22, 2019
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Walter Hope

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

How often do Police Dept vehicles travel from Boston "proper" to Charlestown in a calendar year? Raw data of dispatch information from Downtown/etc districts TO Charlestown would be of interest.

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.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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.


Walter Hope

From: Media Relations

April 7, 2016

Walter Hope

Dear Mr. Hope:

Pursuant to G. L. c. 66, § 10 (b), this correspondence is to confirm
receipt of your request for documents that are potentially in the
possession, custody or control of the Boston Police Department.
Specifically, you have requested:

How often do Police Dept vehicles travel from Boston "proper" to
Charlestown in a calendar year? Raw data of dispatch information from
Downtown/etc districts TO Charlestown would be of interest.

We will contact you as soon as possible with our findings, and will send
you a cost estimate for your requested materials if fulfilling the request
is expected to exceed $10.00, per 950 C.M.R. 32.06(1); 950 C.M.R. 32.03;
M.G.L. c 66 § 10(a).

Please be advised that we research each request in the order it was
received, and it may take longer than ten days to be fulfilled. If your
request requires a substantial amount of research, reviewing and redacting,
fulfilling the request will take a significant amount of time. Please plan

Thank you,

Office of Media Relations

Boston Police Department


From: Media Relations

Dear Mr Hope,

This email is in response to your recent records request below. Please be
advised that the Boston Police Department currently has a sub-station
located at 20 Vine Street Charlestown. Currently there are officers
assigned to that station in Charlestown who respond to calls for service in
the Charlestown section of Boston. As such police officers are dispatched
from Charlestown not Downtown etc. I am seeking clarification on your
request. Are you looking for calls for service to a particular address in
Charlestown? Or perhaps total number of calls for service in Charlestown
for a particular time period? Please be more specific with your request so
we can better acommodate.

Thank you,

Lt McCarthy,
Director, Media Relations

From: Walter Hope

while responses MAY be dispatched from the Charlestown precinct - many police cars are seen daily driving across the bridge at high speed with lights and sirens ON, responding from the "mainland" to events in Charlestown. Please provide information as to how often this occurs...


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