Info regarding private security and/or police presence in schools (Essex County Sheriff)

Jasper Craven filed this request with the Essex County Sheriff of Essex County, MA.
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From: Jasper Craven

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any documents detailing a security presence in public elementary, middle and high schools, including documents regarding police tactics in public schools and records of arrests/citations given to students

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, 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 business days, as the statute requires.


Jasper Craven

From: Moe Pratt

Dear Mr. Craven:

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of and in response to your most recent email to me dated July 8, 2013. By responding herein, the Department does not waive any rights, objections or defenses, including those exemptions expressly set forth in General Laws C. 4, S. 7 of the Commonwealth’s public records statute, all of which are expressly reserved in full. Moreover, the Department reserves its right to provide you with a written, good faith estimate of the minimum cost to be incurred by it for the search and segregation time in complying with your request. Subject to the foregoing, the Department responds as follows.

Please be advised that the the Department does not have any materials in its possession, custody and/or control responsive to your request as the Department does not provide security in public schools.

Should you have any additional questions or concerns in the interim, kindly contact me at your convenience. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Very truly yours,


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