Equipment transferred to Cambridge Police under DoD "1033" program

Saul Tannenbaum filed this request with the Cambridge Police Department of Cambridge, MA .
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From: Saul Tannenbaum

To Whom It May Concern:

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

According to documents released under FOIA, the Cambridge Police department is a participant in the Defense Department's 1033 program, the program under which the Defense Logistics Agency transfers surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies. This is a request for records documenting CPD's requests under that program, if any, as well as the outcome of those requests for the previous 5 years. Please note that 5 years is an arbitrary time frame. I would be open to restricting the time frame if older records represent an undue administrative burden.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Saul Tannenbaum

From: Warnick,Jeremy

To whom it may concern:

This is in response to your public records request referenced below for documents relating to the 1033 program.

As for a “roster/inventory of all requests to the Pentagon’s Program 1033,” the Cambridge Police Department made a request for 1033 program equipment on November 5, 2010.

As for “a roster/inventory of all items received from the 1033 program,” please see the attached two page document.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Warnick
Director of Communications & Media Relations
Cambridge Police Department
125 Sixth Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
O: 617-349-3237
@CambridgePolice

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