Motorist Checkpoint Results in Fairfax County

Yani Yancey filed this request with the Fairfax County Police Department of Fairfax County, VA .
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From: FCPD PIO

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From: Gotthardt, Don

Mr. Yancey,
As indicated by my reply to your VFOIA request for SWAT activity, please submit this VFOIA request to FCPDfoia@fairfaxcounty.gov<mailto:FCPDfoia@fairfaxcounty.gov>.

Regards,

MPO Don Gotthardt
Web Content Manager
Public Information Office
Fairfax County Police Department
4100 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Office: (703) 246-2253
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police<http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police>

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From: Yani Yancey

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records pertaining to motorists checkpoints (DWI, safety, compliance or other purpose) conducted between January 1, 2010 and March 3, 2015, including the number and type of checkpoints, the date, time, and location of each checkpoint, number of personnel involved at each checkpoint, number and type of citations issued and arrests made at each checkpoint.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Yani Yancey

From: FCPD FOIA

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request. The Inspection Division of the Fairfax County Police Department's Internal Affairs Bureau will process your request in the order it was received.

INSPECTIONS DIVISON
Fairfax County Police
Internal Affairs Bureau
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, 12th floor
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 246-2793 -Phone
(703) 383-9085 -Fax
FCPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov

From: FCPD FOIA

Attn: Yani Yancey
MuckRock

A document responsive to your four recent VFOIA requests is attached.

INSPECTIONS DIVISON
Fairfax County Police
Internal Affairs Bureau
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, 12th floor
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 246-2793 -Phone
(703) 383-9085 -Fax
FCPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov<mailto:FCPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov>

From: Yani Yancey

Hello,

I am copying the response I received for this request (15-FOIA-098) below. It appears that at least some of the information I requested is compiled for annual reports posted to the Fairfax County Website.

On page 17 of the 2012-2013 FCPD Annual Report at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/inside-fcpd/pdf/fcpd201213ar.pdf lists 22 checkpoints in 2012 and 28 checkpoints in 2013 with # of vehicles searched and DWI arrests for each year. When the annual report was generated, were statistics also compiled for the total number of other arrests/citations or other checkpoint information? Is there any other report or document that contains compiled checkpoint data for a given period (versus individual checkpoint plans)?

Thank you,
Yani Yancey
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In regard to your request for records pertaining to motorist checkpoints, please be advised that each checkpoint plan would have to be manually pulled and reviewed for information responsive to your request. A minimal time estimate for this research would be 40 hours and the employee responsible for researching these documents has an hourly rate of $38.6915.
Including a .10 charge per page copied the total cost estimate for this request is $1,868.99.

From: FCPD FOIA

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request. The Inspection Division of the Fairfax County Police Department's Internal Affairs Bureau will process your request in the order it was received.

INSPECTIONS DIVISON
Fairfax County Police
Internal Affairs Bureau
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, 12th floor
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 246-2793 -Phone
(703) 383-9085 -Fax
FCPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov

From: FCPD FOIA

I have submitted your inquiry to our Chief Crime Analyst for review. I know that every Sobriety Checkpoint requires that an entire operations plan be generated, which is where data for the mentioned year end reports could be pulled from. In regards to Safety Checkpoints, they do not require an operations plan and there are an enormous number of them conducted throughout the county every year by both traffic safety units and patrol units . I will advise upon receipt of a response from our Crime Analyst.

Records pertaining to motorists checkpoints (DWI, safety, compliance or other purpose) conducted between
January 1, 2010 and March 3, 2015, including the number and type of checkpoints, the date, time, and location
of each checkpoint, number of personnel involved at each checkpoint, number and type of citations issued and
arrests made at each checkpoint.

INSPECTIONS DIVISON
Fairfax County Police
Internal Affairs Bureau
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, 12th floor
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 246-2793 -Phone
(703) 383-9085 -Fax
FCPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov<mailto:FCPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov>

From: Palenscar, Justin

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your email. I am currently looking into your request and will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks,

Justin

Lieutenant Justin Palenscar
Commander, Inspections Division
Internal Affairs Bureau
Fairfax County Police
703-246-2564

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