|Submitted||April 25, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:
Records relating to bail enforcement Agents also known as BEA's, Bounty Hunters, bail agents, bail recovery agents, bail recovery agents, skip tracers, or fugitive recovery agents. An itemized list of the records I am requesting about BEA's follows:
-Any training material including syllabi, power point presentations, or any distributed reading material. Please conduct this portion of the search from 1/1/05 to the date this request was processed on.
-Any regulations, policies, guidelines, or any other rules made to limit or manage what a BEA can and cannot do.
-Use of force policies for BEA's.
-All complaints against any BEA licensed or permitted by this agency with the following date range: 1/1/05 to the date this request is processed on.
-Financial documentation concerning the gross income of the Bail Enforcement industry in the state. In addition or in the event the agency does not keep documentation about the overall finances going to Bail Enforcement, any documentation about billing, salary/payment range, or potential benefits are also requested.
-Number of injuries and fatalities reported per year from the Bail Enforcement industry from 1/1/05 to the date this request was processed.
I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.
In the event that 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 4 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Mr. Waltman,
Please be advised that the CT Insurance Department does not have oversight over bail recovery agents and, consequently, is not in possession of the records and information requested.
In our state, bail recovery agents are licensed and regulated by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (“DESPP”). You should direct your inquiry to that agency. DESPP’s website is found at:
Anthony Caporale| Counsel
State of Connecticut Insurance Department
P.O. Box 816|Hartford, CT 06142-0816
Phone: (860) 297-3981|Email: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>