Stolen Firearm Stats, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Brian Freskos filed this request with the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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From: Ben Hallman

Hi,

Under the state public records law, I am a journalist writing to request data from your department as part of a national project on stolen firearms. Can your department please provide the following:

1) Number of guns that were stolen in each 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

2) Number of guns that were stolen from motor vehicles in each 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

For both Nos. 1 and 2, we are only seeking the number of guns stolen for each year, not police reports or any other details. If possible, please include only the number of stolen firearms, not lost firearms. If lost firearms must be included, please advise us.

I am a reporter with The Trace (thetrace.org), a 501c3 nonprofit news organization, making this request through MuckRock’s public records request management service. These figures will be made available to the general public. 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. Please make all invoices out to The Trace.

I would prefer the request be completed electronically and the information sent to me here or this email: foia@thetrace.org

If information must be sent by mail, please send to the following address:

The Trace (WeWork)
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Thank you for your help with filling this request. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me on my cell phone at (919) 522-6354.

Thank you,
Brian Freskos

From: Kim Rhodes

This office is in receipt of your public records request. Please be advised that my office will coordinate a response and has assigned the request reference number PRR 16-406. This number should be used in all future correspondence regarding this request. This request is being sent to the appropriate department staff to be processed. Fulfilling public records request may result in applicable fess that may be charged to the requestor. I will provide you with an estimate if the analyst is able to pull the information you requested.

Kim Rhodes
Public Record Coordinator/Office of the Chief
Fort Lauderdale Police Department
1300 West Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
954-828-5924

November 14, 2016
City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department
Fort Lauderdale Police Department
Office of Media Relations
1300 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Hi,

Under the state public records law, I am a journalist writing to request data from your department as part of a national project on stolen firearms. Can your department please provide the following:

1) Number of guns that were stolen in each 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

2) Number of guns that were stolen from motor vehicles in each 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

For both Nos. 1 and 2, we are only seeking the number of guns stolen for each year, not police reports or any other details. If possible, please include only the number of stolen firearms, not lost firearms. If lost firearms must be included, please advise us.

I am a reporter with The Trace (thetrace.org), a 501c3 nonprofit news organization, making this request through MuckRock’s public records request management service. These figures will be made available to the general public. 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. Please make all invoices out to The Trace.

I would prefer the request be completed electronically and the information sent to me here or this email: foia@thetrace.org<mailto:foia@thetrace.org>

If information must be sent by mail, please send to the following address:

The Trace (WeWork)
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Thank you for your help with filling this request. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me on my cell phone at (919) 522-6354.

Thank you,
Brian Freskos

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From: Ben Hallman

Thank you Kim

From: Kim Rhodes

Good morning
The analyst is advising 2 hours to pull the data. The cost will be $78.96. Would you like to continue with the request

Kim Rhodes
Public Record Coordinator/Office of the Chief
Fort Lauderdale Police Department
1300 West Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
954-828-5924

From: Ben Hallman

Yes please. Would you mind sending me an invoice for that amount made out to The Trace? Then I'll it along to our accounting folks who will put the check in the mail.

From: Kim Rhodes

Here you go. Have a great day

Kim Rhodes
Public Record Coordinator/Office of the Chief
Fort Lauderdale Police Department
1300 West Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
954-828-5924

From: Ben Hallman

Thank you Kim. I forwarded it to our accounting folks. It usually takes about a week for them to put a check in the mail but it might be the week after next because of the holiday. We're in New York so it might take a few days to reach you. Please let me know if you don't receive it. Thank you, Brian

From: Kim Rhodes

Good morning Brian
Payment was received and your request is attached.
Have a great day

Kim Rhodes
Public Record Coordinator/Office of the Chief
Fort Lauderdale Police Department
1300 West Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
954-828-5924

From: Ben Hallman

Thanks so much!

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