Gun policies & incidents (Brevard County, FL)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Brevard County Sheriff of Brevard County, FL .
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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults

Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for the identities of individual permit or license holders, but, rather, is a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain either a permit or a license. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.)
• policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures.
• policies and procedures regarding the sale and purchase of firearms. Please include all materials regarding the appropriate qualifications for the sale or purchase of firearms. Please include materials for particular venues, if available, including but not limited to the sale and purchase of firearms at gun shows.
• policies and procedures regarding the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.
Please include all available segregable data.

All data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• the sale and purchase of firearms.
• the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Manley, Corrine

Thank you for submitting your public records request to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Records Unit. This message is being provided as confirmation your request has been received. If you need to contact our office as to the status of your request, please call (321) 264-5214. When contacting our office, please advise the phone receptionist that you are inquiring about a request previously sent via email.
Regards,

Corrine Manley
Brevard County Sheriff's Office
Records Technician II
Phone: (321)264-5214
Fax (321) 747-9788

From: Holt, Debra

Ms. Nason,

I have included the specific page from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office 2015 Annual Uniform Crime Report and the 2016 Semi-Annual UCR that has the data/statistics for firearm related homicides and firearm related assaults. (The 2016 Annual UCR has not been verified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at this time). If you need years prior to 2015, they are easily attainable from the following FDLE web link:

http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FSAC/Data-Statistics/UCR-Offense-Data.aspx

Policies, procedures, directives, etc. pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use and transfer is regulated by Florida Statute, Chapter 790 – Weapons and Firearms.

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0790/0790ContentsIndex.html&StatuteYear=2016&Title=%2D%3E2016%2D%3EChapter%20790

Statistics, reports, etc. that pertain to the issuance, revocation, sale, purchase and transfer of firearms is available through the Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of Licensing Statistical Reports link:

http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Licensing/Statistical-Reports

Should you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Regards,
Debbie

Debbie Holt, Records Manager
Brevard County Sheriff's Office
700 S. Park Avenue
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: (321) 264-5214
Fax: (321) 264-5314

From: Vanessa Nason

Great, thank you so much for your help with this request!

Best,
Vanessa

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