Benjamin Jason Straw (former Military Police) – Resume(s) and any and all other papers and documents submitted to Etna Borough and to the Etna Borough Police Department for consideration of his employment.

Helena J. Csorba filed this request with the Borough of Etna of Etna, PA.
Due Jan. 4, 2017
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From: Helena J. Csorba

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

- Please provide copies of Officer Benjamin Jason Straw’s (former Military Police) resume(s) and any and all other papers and documents submitted to Etna Borough and to the Etna Borough Police Department (in digital or hard copy format) by Mr. Straw for consideration of his employment as a law enforcement officer by Etna Borough in the Etna Borough Police Department.

- Please include all copies of interview notes, phone call records, instant messaging and / or any other paper or digital communication with Mr. Straw, including the date of first contact with Mr. Straw prior to his hiring and contact during the interview process and all documents leading up to his ultimate hiring to the Etna Borough Police force.

- Please include the names of the people who were involved in, and during the time leading up to, and during the ultimate hiring of Benjamin Jason Straw, to the Etna Borough Police force.

- Please include any nepotistic relationships between Benjamin Jason Straw and any members of the Etna Borough Council (past and present) and any of Etna Borough’s employees (past and present).

- Please provide copies of Benjamin Jason Straw’s incremental levels of education and the respective degrees earned, prior to his employment by Etna Borough and the Etna Borough Police Department. Please include any and all “in class training” or “in field training”, any and all non-degreed schooling, classes and training, any and all certificates earned and the respective topic / subjects of these studies.

- Please provide a list of any and all classes and instructions Benjamin Jason Straw received from ManTech International or by any of ManTech International subsidiaries, or similar government contractors, in an active battlefield or in an inactive setting, while serving in the military. Please include the classes and instructions Mr. Straw received in TARGET LOCKING and TARGET TRACKING technologies using RF (radiofrequenciy) and TTWS (Through-The-Wall-Sensor) technologies. Please include the names of the RF and TTWS devices / equipment on which Benjamin Jason Straw has received instruction to use and to operate.

- Please include the classes and instructions Mr. Straw received in programming and altering TARGET LOCKING and TARGET TRACKING devices and equipment that use RF (radiofrequenciy) and TTWS (Through-The-Wall-Sensor) devices and technologies.

- Please include the RF and TTWS devices’ manufacturer names and the RF device /equipment names on which Benjamin Jason Straw has received instruction and has working knowledge of.

- Please provide a copy of the signed acknowledgment by Benjamin Jason Straw, as required, acknowledging the restricting criteria placed on the use of any RF intentional radiators and radiolocators and TTWS (Through-The-Wall-Sensor) devices and technologies.

- Please provide Etna Borough Council discussions and notes (digital and hard copy) regarding the consideration of Benjamin Jason Straw's possible and imminent hiring to the Etna Borough Police force. Please include salary offer letters (digital and / or hard copy) of the negotiations during the hiring process.

- Finally, if you would please, provide Benjamin Jason Straw’s salary and benefits package history to date, as an employee by Erna Borough.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Helena J. Csorba

From: Helena J. Csorba

This is another FOIA request that is awaiting acknowledgement. It seems that my FOIA requests are being 'selectively' acknowledged.

Should I resend this request?

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

- Please provide copies of Officer Benjamin Jason Straw’s (former Military Police) resume(s) and any and all other papers and documents submitted to Etna Borough and to the Etna Borough Police Department (in digital or hard copy format) by Mr. Straw for consideration of his employment as a law enforcement officer by Etna Borough in the Etna Borough Police Department.

- Please include all copies of interview notes, phone call records, instant messaging and / or any other paper or digital communication with Mr. Straw, including the date of first contact with Mr. Straw prior to his hiring and contact during the interview process and all documents leading up to his ultimate hiring to the Etna Borough Police force.

- Please include the names of the people who were involved in, and during the time leading up to, and during the ultimate hiring of Benjamin Jason Straw, to the Etna Borough Police force.

- Please include any nepotistic relationships between Benjamin Jason Straw and any members of the Etna Borough Council (past and present) and any of Etna Borough’s employees (past and present).

- Please provide copies of Benjamin Jason Straw’s incremental levels of education and the respective degrees earned, prior to his employment by Etna Borough and the Etna Borough Police Department. Please include any and all “in class training” or “in field training”, any and all non-degreed schooling, classes and training, any and all certificates earned and the respective topic / subjects of these studies.

- Please provide a list of any and all classes and instructions Benjamin Jason Straw received from ManTech International or by any of ManTech International subsidiaries, or similar government contractors, in an active battlefield or in an inactive setting, while serving in the military. Please include the classes and instructions Mr. Straw received in TARGET LOCKING and TARGET TRACKING technologies using RF (radiofrequenciy) and TTWS (Through-The-Wall-Sensor) technologies. Please include the names of the RF and TTWS devices / equipment on which Benjamin Jason Straw has received instruction to use and to operate.

- Please include the classes and instructions Mr. Straw received in programming and altering TARGET LOCKING and TARGET TRACKING devices and equipment that use RF (radiofrequenciy) and TTWS (Through-The-Wall-Sensor) devices and technologies.

- Please include the RF and TTWS devices’ manufacturer names and the RF device /equipment names on which Benjamin Jason Straw has received instruction and has working knowledge of.

- Please provide a copy of the signed acknowledgment by Benjamin Jason Straw, as required, acknowledging the restricting criteria placed on the use of any RF intentional radiators and radiolocators and TTWS (Through-The-Wall-Sensor) devices and technologies.

- Please provide Etna Borough Council discussions and notes (digital and hard copy) regarding the consideration of Benjamin Jason Straw's possible and imminent hiring to the Etna Borough Police force. Please include salary offer letters (digital and / or hard copy) of the negotiations during the hiring process.

- Finally, if you would please, provide Benjamin Jason Straw’s salary and benefits package history to date, as an employee by Erna Borough.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Helena J. Csorba

From: Mary Ellen Ramage

Please know that I will be out of the office from December 23, 2016 through
January 3, 2017.
If this is a Right to Know Request, please know your request will not be
received until January 3, 2017.
Thank you and have a Wonderful Holiday Season and a GREAT New Year.

Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager
Right to Know Officer,
Borough of Etna
437 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
412-781-0569
meramage@etnaborough.org

From: Mary Ellen Ramage

Please be advised that the Borough of Etna will be utilizing the 30 day time extension on this request. That would make the Right to Know submittal due February 13, 2017.

Thank you. I will advise of duplication charges in advance.

Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager

Manager, Borough of Etna

437 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15223

412-781-0569

meramage@etnaborough.org

From: Mary Ellen Ramage

Please see attached

Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager

Manager, Borough of Etna

437 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15223

412-781-0569

meramage@etnaborough.org

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $6.25 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Helena J. Csorba

The payment for the copies of these responsive documents, has been made a week ago, on 2/27/2017. Please send the Freedom of Information requested documents.

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From: Mary Ellen Ramage

Attached please find documents as per your Right to Know Request, payment received March 3, 2017 for $6.25 for same

Thank you

Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager

Manager, Borough of Etna

437 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15223

412-781-0569

meramage@etnaborough.org

From: Helena J. Csorba

Attention Borough of Etna Freedom of Information Officer:

These documents show that Benjamin Jason Straw was congratulated on his hiring with a vote by the Borough of Etna at the Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Council meeting and congratulated on that very same evening for being hired as a police officer.

If Mr. Benjamin Straw was not on the Etna Borough Police force until August 18, 2015, why was Mr. Straw on my property responding to a 'CONCERNED NEIGHBOR'S CALL', that my 'VOLVO CAR DOOR WAS LEFT OPEN FOR OVER 24-HOURS', on May 17, 2014?

If Mr. Benjamin Straw was not on the Etna Borough Police force until August 18, 2015, why did Mr. Straw, respond as a police officer to my 911 call on September 27, 2014, regarding the 'ATTEMPTED THEFT OF MY LAWN MOWER'?

- I asked for a copy of Officer Benjamin Straw's resume, in my original request, please comply with that request.

- What is the nepotistic relationships between Benjamin Jason Straw and any members of the Etna Borough Council (past and present) and any of Etna Borough’s employees (past and present)?

- What was Benjamin Jason Straw’s initial date of employment and his starting salary, and the position for which he was originally hired?

- What is Officer Benjamin Jason Straw's current salary?

I thank you in advance for your responses to these Freedom of Information request, questions.
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