Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Broward County Sheriff of Broward 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: Carter, Gina

Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I’d like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: Vanessa Nason

Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa

From: Carter, Gina

Hi Vanessa,

It does help to give us a date range but this is still a vast records request. Can you tell me a bit more about what kinds of info you are looking for? Maybe we can narrow it to a specific unit or city.

We are a large agency with almost 6,000 employees so I am sure you can imagine that gathering all data, stats and reports relating to firearms is too broad.
For example, if you are looking for arrest reports or incident reports for firearm related charges that could be a place to start. It would still be a large request but at least we would be narrowing it down somewhat.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:44 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 21, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I’d like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Vanessa Nason

Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa

From: Vanessa Nason

Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa

From: Carter, Gina

Hi Vanessa,

I have a sample report that I’d like you to look at and let me know if it satisfies what you’re looking for. It’s for just one of the cities that we serve for Jan-Dec 2016.

The CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES column breaks down the types of charges.
The WEAPON column tells you what kind of weapon was used.

Let me know if this report works for you and I will have reports pulled for all of our cities for 2015 and 2016.

[cid:image004.jpg@01D28E92.65179760]

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:37 AM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 24, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 22, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

It does help to give us a date range but this is still a vast records request. Can you tell me a bit more about what kinds of info you are looking for? Maybe we can narrow it to a specific unit or city.

We are a large agency with almost 6,000 employees so I am sure you can imagine that gathering all data, stats and reports relating to firearms is too broad.
For example, if you are looking for arrest reports or incident reports for firearm related charges that could be a place to start. It would still be a large request but at least we would be narrowing it down somewhat.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:44 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 21, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I’d like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 21, 2017:
Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I’d like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Vanessa Nason

That's perfect!

Thanks,
Vanessa

From: Carter, Gina

OK, I will request reports for each city for the years of 2015 and 2016.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 12:02 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 24, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

That's perfect!

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

I have a sample report that I’d like you to look at and let me know if it satisfies what you’re looking for. It’s for just one of the cities that we serve for Jan-Dec 2016.

The CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES column breaks down the types of charges.
The WEAPON column tells you what kind of weapon was used.

Let me know if this report works for you and I will have reports pulled for all of our cities for 2015 and 2016.

[cid:image004.jpg@01D28E92.65179760]

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:37 AM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 24, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 22, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

It does help to give us a date range but this is still a vast records request. Can you tell me a bit more about what kinds of info you are looking for? Maybe we can narrow it to a specific unit or city.

We are a large agency with almost 6,000 employees so I am sure you can imagine that gathering all data, stats and reports relating to firearms is too broad.
For example, if you are looking for arrest reports or incident reports for firearm related charges that could be a place to start. It would still be a large request but at least we would be narrowing it down somewhat.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:44 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 21, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I’d like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 21, 2017:
Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I’d like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 22, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

It does help to give us a date range but this is still a vast records request. Can you tell me a bit more about what kinds of info you are looking for? Maybe we can narrow it to a specific unit or city.

We are a large agency with almost 6,000 employees so I am sure you can imagine that gathering all data, stats and reports relating to firearms is too broad.
For example, if you are looking for arrest reports or incident reports for firearm related charges that could be a place to start. It would still be a large request but at least we would be narrowing it down somewhat.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:44 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 21, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I’d like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 21, 2017:
Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I’d like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Vanessa Nason

Thank you so much

From: Carter, Gina

Attached are the reports for 2015. As stated before, our records division is still running the reports for 2016.

Thank you,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 12:46 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

Thank you so much
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
OK, I will request reports for each city for the years of 2015 and 2016.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 12:02 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 24, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

That's perfect!

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

I have a sample report that I'd like you to look at and let me know if it satisfies what you're looking for. It's for just one of the cities that we serve for Jan-Dec 2016.

The CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES column breaks down the types of charges.
The WEAPON column tells you what kind of weapon was used.

Let me know if this report works for you and I will have reports pulled for all of our cities for 2015 and 2016.

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Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:37 AM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 24, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 22, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

It does help to give us a date range but this is still a vast records request. Can you tell me a bit more about what kinds of info you are looking for? Maybe we can narrow it to a specific unit or city.

We are a large agency with almost 6,000 employees so I am sure you can imagine that gathering all data, stats and reports relating to firearms is too broad.
For example, if you are looking for arrest reports or incident reports for firearm related charges that could be a place to start. It would still be a large request but at least we would be narrowing it down somewhat.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:44 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 21, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I'd like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

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Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 21, 2017:
Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I'd like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 22, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

It does help to give us a date range but this is still a vast records request. Can you tell me a bit more about what kinds of info you are looking for? Maybe we can narrow it to a specific unit or city.

We are a large agency with almost 6,000 employees so I am sure you can imagine that gathering all data, stats and reports relating to firearms is too broad.
For example, if you are looking for arrest reports or incident reports for firearm related charges that could be a place to start. It would still be a large request but at least we would be narrowing it down somewhat.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:44 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 21, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I'd like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 21, 2017:
Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I'd like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
That's perfect!

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

I have a sample report that I'd like you to look at and let me know if it satisfies what you're looking for. It's for just one of the cities that we serve for Jan-Dec 2016.

The CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES column breaks down the types of charges.
The WEAPON column tells you what kind of weapon was used.

Let me know if this report works for you and I will have reports pulled for all of our cities for 2015 and 2016.

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Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:37 AM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 24, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 22, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

It does help to give us a date range but this is still a vast records request. Can you tell me a bit more about what kinds of info you are looking for? Maybe we can narrow it to a specific unit or city.

We are a large agency with almost 6,000 employees so I am sure you can imagine that gathering all data, stats and reports relating to firearms is too broad.
For example, if you are looking for arrest reports or incident reports for firearm related charges that could be a place to start. It would still be a large request but at least we would be narrowing it down somewhat.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:44 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 21, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I'd like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 21, 2017:
Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I'd like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 22, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

It does help to give us a date range but this is still a vast records request. Can you tell me a bit more about what kinds of info you are looking for? Maybe we can narrow it to a specific unit or city.

We are a large agency with almost 6,000 employees so I am sure you can imagine that gathering all data, stats and reports relating to firearms is too broad.
For example, if you are looking for arrest reports or incident reports for firearm related charges that could be a place to start. It would still be a large request but at least we would be narrowing it down somewhat.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:44 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 21, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I'd like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

From: Vanessa Nason

Hi,

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

Sincerely,
Vanessa Nason

From: Media Relations

Good morning Vanessa,

Here are the reports for 2016.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2017 4:12 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

March 3, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi,

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

Sincerely,
Vanessa Nason

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On Feb. 28, 2017:
Attached are the reports for 2015. As stated before, our records division is still running the reports for 2016.

Thank you,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 12:46 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

Thank you so much
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
OK, I will request reports for each city for the years of 2015 and 2016.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 12:02 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 24, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

That's perfect!

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

I have a sample report that I'd like you to look at and let me know if it satisfies what you're looking for. It's for just one of the cities that we serve for Jan-Dec 2016.

The CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES column breaks down the types of charges.
The WEAPON column tells you what kind of weapon was used.

Let me know if this report works for you and I will have reports pulled for all of our cities for 2015 and 2016.

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Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:37 AM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 24, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 22, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

It does help to give us a date range but this is still a vast records request. Can you tell me a bit more about what kinds of info you are looking for? Maybe we can narrow it to a specific unit or city.

We are a large agency with almost 6,000 employees so I am sure you can imagine that gathering all data, stats and reports relating to firearms is too broad.
For example, if you are looking for arrest reports or incident reports for firearm related charges that could be a place to start. It would still be a large request but at least we would be narrowing it down somewhat.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:44 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 21, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I'd like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 21, 2017:
Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I'd like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 22, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

It does help to give us a date range but this is still a vast records request. Can you tell me a bit more about what kinds of info you are looking for? Maybe we can narrow it to a specific unit or city.

We are a large agency with almost 6,000 employees so I am sure you can imagine that gathering all data, stats and reports relating to firearms is too broad.
For example, if you are looking for arrest reports or incident reports for firearm related charges that could be a place to start. It would still be a large request but at least we would be narrowing it down somewhat.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

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Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:44 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 21, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I'd like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 21, 2017:
Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I'd like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
That's perfect!

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

I have a sample report that I'd like you to look at and let me know if it satisfies what you're looking for. It's for just one of the cities that we serve for Jan-Dec 2016.

The CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES column breaks down the types of charges.
The WEAPON column tells you what kind of weapon was used.

Let me know if this report works for you and I will have reports pulled for all of our cities for 2015 and 2016.

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Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:37 AM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 24, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 22, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

It does help to give us a date range but this is still a vast records request. Can you tell me a bit more about what kinds of info you are looking for? Maybe we can narrow it to a specific unit or city.

We are a large agency with almost 6,000 employees so I am sure you can imagine that gathering all data, stats and reports relating to firearms is too broad.
For example, if you are looking for arrest reports or incident reports for firearm related charges that could be a place to start. It would still be a large request but at least we would be narrowing it down somewhat.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:44 PM
To: Carter, Gina
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: Gun policies & incidents (Broward County, FL)

February 21, 2017
Broward County Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Public Information Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
---

On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I'd like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

[Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\bs16117\My Documents\My Pictures\BSO_Logo_1_2013.jpg]

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com%3cmailto:requests@muckrock.com>>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 33565
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Feb. 21, 2017:
Hi,

Could you please limit my request to data, statistics, and/or reports from 2015? Does this help?

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 21, 2017:
Good afternoon,

I am working on your public records request.
BSO does not issue or transfer firearms permits. Please redirect your question on this topic to FDLE.

Regarding this section of your request:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults
I'd like to better understand what you are looking for. Can you clarify or narrow down the scope for me? All data, statistics or reports involving firearms is very wide-ranging.

Thanks,

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
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Twitter: @bso_Gina

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On Feb. 17, 2017:
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

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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 24, 2017:
Hello,

Do you have any data on how many people were involved in firearms-related homicides and assaults in 2015 and 2016?

Thanks,
Vanessa
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On Feb. 22, 2017:
Hi Vanessa,

It does help to give us a date range but this is still a vast records request. Can you tell me a bit more about what kinds of info you are looking for? Maybe we can narrow it to a specific unit or city.

We are a large agency with almost 6,000 employees so I am sure you can imagine that gathering all data, stats and reports relating to firearms is too broad.
For example, if you are looking for arrest reports or incident reports for firearm related charges that could be a place to start. It would still be a large request but at least we would be narrowing it down somewhat.

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org%3cmailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>>>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

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Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
Want to stay up-to-date about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips? Sign up for Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts<http://www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts%3chttp:/www.sheriff.org/e-Alerts>>>. Join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff's Office (official) or follow us @browardsheriff on Twitter to receive important announcements and view photos related to BSO.

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