Farmington, CT's 1033 Vehicle Training Plan

Daniel Welch filed this request with the Farmington Police Department of Farmington, CT.


From: Daniel Welch

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Training plan submitted to the Department of Defense's Connecticut state coordinator for Farmington PD's "MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE" (NSN: 2355-01-590-1660) - as described in the below statement from Michelle McCaskill, spokesperson for the Defense Logistics Agency:

"It has always been the responsibility of each state’s designated coordinator to ensure that each and every Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) is trained on the equipment they received from the 1033 program. LEAs are required to certify to DoD through the state coordinator they have a training plan for an asset that requires specialized training, to include armored vehicles and aircraft, before the equipment is issued. LESO receives a copy of the plan only – the approval process is at the state coordinator level."

Please also include any documents used in the training, or internal memos and records referencing either the training plan or the training itself.

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

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.


Daniel Welch


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 13, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Paul Melanson


We are in the process of retrieving the training certificate for our Farmington officers. However, the vehicle is a regional asset and several officers from other agencies received the same training. I do not have their training records and would need additional time to get them from their agencies. Do you wish for me to collect those certificates also?


Chief Paul Melanson
Farmington Police Department

From: Daniel Welch

Chief Melanson,

Thank you for offering - collecting the other certificates would be incredibly helpful to me. Do you have a time-frame for when you might have them?

Daniel Welch

From: Linda Carlin

Good morning

I am responding to a FOI Request submitted to Chief Melanson for the above document.

I have the information you requested for the Farmington Police from our Training Sergeant, Troy Williams.

Per Connecticut General Statute there is a cost of .50/per page. There are seven documents at a cost of .50/per page for a total of $ 3.50.

Please send the $ 3.50 via check for these documents to:
Attn: Records Unit
Farmington Police
319 New Britain Avenue
Unionville, CT 06085

If you have any questions please feel free to call me or email me.


Linda Carlin
Records Supervisor
Farmington Police
(860) 675-2426

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $3.50 made out to the Farmington Police Department to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Farmington Police Department

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Farmington Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.