Missing Native Americans (Camden County Sheriff)

Urban Indigenous Collective filed this request with the Camden County Sheriff of Camden County, NJ.
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Multi Request Missing Native Americans
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From: Urban Indigenous Collective

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Basic information on all cases (open and closed) of missing American Indian/Alaska Native persons (including juveniles) within your region, from 2000 through 2021; this basic information can include but is not limited to: person name, age, DOB, incident date, case closure date, county/jurisdiction in which person was reported missing.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Urban Indigenous Collective

From: Camden County Sheriff

Maria Efstratiades

Custodian of Records Telephone: (856) 225 – 2131
Camden County Administration
520 Market Street, 11th Floor
Camden, NJ 08102-1375
Dear Urban Collective:

Thank you for submitting an Open Public Records request with Camden County.   Your request was given the reference number W018923-061621 for tracking purposes.

Our office will forward your request to the appropriate Department for their review and search of their files for the requested records.   A written response will be send to you within seven business days or sooner depending on the type of records requested.

Please note that day one of the calculation begins the day after the custodian receives your OPRA request.  This calculation applies to the agency’s actual business days of operations which are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  If the agency is closed for a holiday, this date does not count towards the seven business day deadline.  If any request received after the close of a business day will be deemed received on the next business day.

You may monitor the progress of your request at the link below.  Additionally, you will receive an email from our office to inform you that your request has been completed and a response is posted at the below link.

Again, thank you for using the Open Public Records Center.

Open Public Records Center - http://www.camdencounty.com/open-public-records-opra/

Maria Efstratiades
Custodian of Records

From: Camden County Sheriff

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Maria Efstratiades
Custodian of Records Telephone: (856) 225 – 2131
Camden County Administration
520 Market Street, 11th Floor
Camden, NJ 08102-1375

Please DO NOT REPLY to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. FOR FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE PLEASE send an email to opra.custodian@camdencounty.com or GENERATE A NEW REQUEST THROUGH THE OPEN RECORDS CENTER. (mailto:opracustodian@camdencounty.com)
Urban Collective
MuckRock News DEPT MR 114194 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144
RE: OPRA REQUEST of 6/16/2021, Reference # W018923-061621
Dear Urban Collective,
The Camden County Custodian of Records received your Open Public Records Act request on 6/16/2021.  To access your request please click here. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=tVZK-2BDMrxhcb-2BNvwVODlUGmKCUMyb79Ny8gg4vdSQ5FiM3QQOPusYq8v4vjkEzvzI0iTucpJzGyXVS3YKgiYdQ-3D-3DIgzZ_s0YaMtMh7EZCjro1e-2F7u-2BoNunH-2FLV-2BqUCYRB-2FctR1XvB-2FjwPyKB3T-2ByAux-2BmcAtHuTEKLVcESjA96HS5zRKINqpggJQLxLCT0ZxdzUsRYgqQQkqNSNj-2F3ZFZ-2FCT805uSO5RPiLZorqWImGS8eEMUZ4NL-2FjI5Ou-2F5MROpQiesnSVtLJyKQwixcKSRreLBpFRl-2FZ7DuN5IteSNQJ-2BVgdx86-2BaHmxtlqcmW39DQhK45ps0FFlGI0tAA4zjtVEQZE5oTAKTzM9xnw6PlqFmzGPZSuKeqVe2Ot-2FY3-2BfbYbeHT4LysKyplsISyIZATFKTMoEFAu0AbFuEYkc-2FacvEOF7ue5KLcZL2Vi25MeO9ynch8lTV4IoRsHxYzmjC9Ya1O30VH9boMxUaJcD4ccF-2B4gBNtiw-3D-3D)
Your request is too broad or contains insufficient information and seeks documents that are not specifically “identifiable” for the Camden County Police Department to gather a response.

Please note, we are unable to search by region, only by our jurisdiction, the City of Camden, and only from the creation of the Camden County Police Department: May 2013-present.

For that time frame (2013-2021) and just for Camden City, the CCPD cannot properly conduct a search for records with the criteria provided. While their records system does allow searching records just for missing persons, the sub-criteria under that does not have an option to search by race, only by things such as involved location, involved person, involved vehicle, missing person type (endangered, disability, high risk, etc.) There is no function for searching these missing persons reports by the race/ethnicity of the victim.
Therefore there is not a proper search that can be conducted without additional information such as specific names, case numbers, etc.As such, the request submitted is a wholesale request for information that is not encompassed by the intent of OPRA as has been articulated in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et. seq. and MAG Entertainment v. Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 375 N.J. Super. 534 (App. Div. 2005).

Please submit a new request, with the pertinent information to allow us to conduct a proper search of our records.  This letter constitutes completion of your request.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et seq. if your request for access to a government record has been denied or unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a right to challenge the decision by the County of Camden to deny access.  As provided by law, you have the right to either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government Records Council (GRC) by completing their Denial of Access Complaint Form located at the GRC’s website at www.state.nj.us/grc. (www.state.nj.us/grc)
You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at grc@dca.state.nj.us. The GRC can also answer other questions about the law. All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be directed to the Superior Court. (mailto:grc@dca.state.nj.us)
Should you have any questions, please contact the Custodian of Records at (856) 225-2131.
Steffani Lon for
Maria Efstratiades Maria Efstratiades
Custodian of Records
Camden County
Office of Archives & Records Management
Courthouse, 11th Floor
520 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1375
Phone: (856) 225-2131
E-mail: opra.custodian@camdencounty.com (mailto:opracustodian@camdencounty.com)
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