|Multi Request||Officer employment numbers and changes, May 25 - July 25, 2020|
|Submitted||July 21, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request records sufficient to show the following data points:
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers employed under the jurisdiction of this agency as of May 27, 2019.
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers that voluntarily resigned from their positions at the department (and otherwise left roles held as of May 27, 2019) for the period from May 27, 2019 through July 27, 2019.
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers employed under the jurisdiction of this agency as of July 27, 2019.
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers employed under the jurisdiction of this agency as of May 25, 2020.
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers that left or resigned from their positions at the department (and otherwise quit) for the period from May 25, 2020 through July 25, 2020.
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers employed under the jurisdiction of this agency as of July 25, 2020.
These documents are being requested as part of the fact-finding effort for a journalistic piece. Along with the completed journalistic product, these records will be made available to the general public. This request is being made by a journalist at a non-profit news organization. It is not being made for commercial purposes, and it would be appreciated if your agency would process this request with the appropriate recognition that it is a request being made in the public interest.
If you have any questions about this request, please contact me via the email address from which this request was sent or by phone at 617-500-7123.
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 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Beryl Lipton:
As part of the unprecedented response to coronavirus in Texas, and in light of the Governor’s disaster declaration, most of the administrative departments of the City of Fort Worth are now either closed or are minimally staffed by a skeleton crew, while remaining staff is working remotely or involved directly in the public health or epidemic response. The City is unable to access its records to respond to public information requests at this time. This notice has been posted on the City’s website. During the period this notice is posted, the City of Fort Worth is not considered to be open for business for purposes of the time deadlines under the Texas Public Information Act.
In accordance with the guidance issued by the Office of the Texas Attorney General, this is not a “business day” for purposes of Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act, and all PIA related processes are currently paused. On the date that the City resumes “business days” under more normal operations, all previously received requests will resume processing and any requests submitted during the skeleton crew day period will be officially noted as being received and begin being processed. Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Fort Worth, Texas. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office and given the log number W104351-073020 for tracking purposes.
Your request will be forwarded to the relevant City department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.
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Thank you for your interest in the City of Fort Worth. Please find attached the Human Resources responsive records for Public Information request W104351.
If you have any addition questions, please contact me at the phone number below.
Senior Human Resources Analyst
Human Resources Department/HRIS
(817) 392-6577 Office
(817) 392-8869 Fax
Hello Ms. Bowie,
Thank you so much for these responsive numbers and records! I really appreciate your help, and I’ll be sure to let you know if I have any follow-up questions related to this request on officer employment and resignations.
Thanks, again. Have a lovely week!