Bristol County Sheriff absences

David Ehrens filed this request with the Bristol County Sheriff's Office of Bristol County, MA.
Due June 11, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: David Ehrens

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records for the sheriff’s absences for the following years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018:

• Dates, times, cities, states, countries, and purpose of absence for all occasions on which Sheriff Hodgson was not present at a Bristol County Sheriff’s Office facility, in court, or participating with the Massachusetts Sheriff Association from 2014-2018; Vacation time taken during this period; and All conferences attended during this period, identifying the sponsoring organization.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

Preferred format is vCalendar or iCalendar, but a spreadsheet would suffice. In the event of a fee that 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 to be 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 days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

David Ehrens

From: David Ehrens

To Whom It May Concern:

We have not received a response to our May 23, 2018 request for the following, pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10:

• Dates, times, cities, states, countries, and purpose of absence for all occasions on which Sheriff Hodgson was not present at a Bristol County Sheriff’s Office facility, in court, or participating with the Massachusetts Sheriff Association from 2014-2018; Vacation time taken during this period; and All conferences attended during this period, identifying the sponsoring organization.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. Preferred format is vCalendar or iCalendar, but a spreadsheet would suffice. In the event of a fee that 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 to be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

We should have received a reply within 10 days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

David Ehrens

From: Muckrock Staff

Hi Jonathan,

This request was previously sent to lorrainerousseau@bcso-ma.org, an earlier public records contact. Can you help us get it processed? Let me know if there's a better contact, and have a great Fourth of July.

From: Bristol County Sheriff's Office

Mr. Ehrens, the best email address is publicrecords@bcso-ma.org<mailto:publicrecords@bcso-ma.org>

I will pass this along to legal to see what the status of your request is.

Thank you,

Jonathan Darling
Public Information Officer
Bristol County Sheriff’s Office
Office: 508-995-1311 ext. 2641
Cell: 508-328-8933
jonathandarling@bcso-ma.org

From: Bristol County Sheriff's Office

Please direct all inquiries about public records requests to publicrecords@bcso-ma.org<mailto:publicrecords@bcso-ma.org>

Thank you,

Jonathan Darling
Public Information Officer
Bristol County Sheriff’s Office
Office: 508-995-1311 ext. 2641
Cell: 508-328-8933
jonathandarling@bcso-ma.org

From: David Ehrens

Dear Mr. Darling,

On May 23rd I filed an information request via Muckrock for travel records which was sent to lorrainerousseau@bcso-ma.org. On July 3rd, having not heard back within the mandated response period, Muckrock sent you another communication, "Hi Jonathan, This request was previously sent to lorrainerousseau@bcso-ma.org, an earlier public records contact. Can you help us get it processed? Let me know if there's a better contact, and have a great Fourth of July." On July 9th, you replied, "Mr. Ehrens, the best email address is publicrecords@bcso-ma.org. I will pass this along to legal to see what the status of your request is." On, July 20th you sent another communication, "Please direct all inquiries about public records requests to publicrecords@bcso-ma.org. Thank you, Jonathan Darling"

Did the sheriff’s office not receive the original request? If not, Muckrock or I can re-send the original request from May 23rd. Kindly let us know the precise status of this request.

David Ehrens

From: Bristol County Sheriff's Office

Mr. Ehrens,

The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office is in receipt of your public records request. My apologies for not responding sooner. Records responsive to your request are being assembled and I will provide you with an update as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Lorraine Rousseau

Lorraine J. Rousseau, Esq.
Bristol County Sheriff’s Office
400 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Tel. (508) 995-1311
Fax (508) 995-7835
lorrainerousseau@bcso-ma.org

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