Brookfield, CT's 1033 Vehicle Training Plan

Daniel Welch filed this request with the Brookfield Police Department of Brookfield, CT.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Daniel Welch

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Training plan submitted to the Department of Defense's Connecticut state coordinator for Brookfield PD's "COMMERCIAL ARMORED VEHICLE" (NSN: 2320-DS-TRU-CKDQ) - as described in the below statement from Michelle McCaskill, spokesperson for the Defense Logistics Agency:

"It has always been the responsibility of each state’s designated coordinator to ensure that each and every Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) is trained on the equipment they received from the 1033 program. LEAs are required to certify to DoD through the state coordinator they have a training plan for an asset that requires specialized training, to include armored vehicles and aircraft, before the equipment is issued. LESO receives a copy of the plan only – the approval process is at the state coordinator level."

Please also include any documents used in the training, or internal memos and records referencing either the training plan or the training itself.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Daniel Welch

From: James Purcell

Daniel,

This is in response to your FOIA Request, dated July 13, 2015.

The Brookfield Police Department does not have a "Training Plan" for the use of the listed "Commercial Armored Vehicle - NSN: 2320-DS-TRU-CKDQ". This vehicle, although in the possession of the Brookfield Police Department through the 1033 program, is not currently operational. It has never been used in training or emergency operations due to its inoperable condition.

The Brookfield Police Department contributes members to the Danbury Police Department Emergency Services Unit and receives training on Armored Vehicle operations as a part of that unit.

Attached is a letter to 1SG. (Ret) John R. Smith, CT State 1033 Program Coordinator, reporting the April 2015 training class.

The Brookfield Police Department has no other documentation relative to such training.

If you have any additional questions concerning the 1033 Program and the armored vehicle held by the Brookfield Police Department, you can contact 1SG. (Ret) John R. Smith, 1033 Program Coordinator at the William A. O'Neill Armory, 360 Broad Street, Hartford, CT . His office telephone is (860)524-4960.

Best regards,

Maj. James L. (Jay) Purcell
Brookfield Police Department
63 Silvermine Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
(203) 740-4102 - Direct
(203) 775-4367 - Fax
(203) 775-2575 - Dispatch
Email: Jpurcell@brookfieldct.gov<mailto:Jpurcell@brookfieldct.gov>

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  • 7-15-2015 Letter to 1033 Program Coordinator - Re; April 2015 Training

From: Daniel Welch

Major Purcell,

Thank you so much for your response - I believe of the police agencies I've contacted yours was the speediest reply.

If you don't mind my asking, how did Watertown PD end up with an inoperable vehicle? Was it delivered in that condition?

Best,
Daniel Welch

From: James Purcell

Daniel,

You mentioned Watertown PD, but I think you meant Brookfield.
The vehicle is an Armored SUV (Executive Protection Type) and was intended to be used for hostage rescue and ESU Operator Emergency/Injury Extraction applications.
It was picked up in “As Is” condition and had several operational issues (Steering Column, Brakes, Ballistic Glass lamination issues) which were difficult for our town mechanics to remedy. As a result the vehicle has sat, unused, awaiting repairs that would render it useable. If and when that will take place, I’m not certain. We may be looking to return it to the Feds.

Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Best regards,

Maj. James L. (Jay) Purcell
Brookfield Police Department
63 Silvermine Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
(203) 740-4102 – Direct
(203) 775-4367 – Fax
(203) 775-2575 – Dispatch
Email: Jpurcell@brookfieldct.gov<mailto:Jpurcell@brookfieldct.gov>

The information in this email is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of or taking of any action in reliance upon this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you receive this email in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

From: Daniel Welch

Yes, sorry - I was also emailing Watertown at the time and must've swapped their name in by accident. I believe that's all the information I'll need - I'd like to thank Brookfield PD for their help with this. If I think of any other questions I'll let you know.

Thanks,
Daniel Welch

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 13, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 13, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: James Purcell

Daniel,

I was under the impression that our response to you was complete. I have no additional information to give you.

Please clarify what, if any, additional information you are seeking from Brookfield Police. Thanks.

Jay

Best regards,

Maj. James L. (Jay) Purcell
Brookfield Police Department
63 Silvermine Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
(203) 740-4102 – Direct
(203) 775-4367 – Fax
(203) 775-2575 – Dispatch
Email: Jpurcell@brookfieldct.gov<mailto:Jpurcell@brookfieldct.gov>

The information in this email is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of or taking of any action in reliance upon this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you receive this email in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

From: Daniel Welch

I'm so sorry, those follow-ups were completely erroneous and are now cancelled - I greatly appreciate the help you've given me!

Best,
Daniel

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