Police Inventory Lists (Foxborough Police Department)

George LeVines filed this request with the Foxborough Police Department of Foxborough, MA.


From: George LeVines

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Any lists, databases and inventory rosters containing equipment used in the field of duty (i.e., firearms, protective gear, surveillance equipment, tactical and defense equipment, vehicles, etc).

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


George LeVines

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Allan Haskell

Re: Records request - Police Equipment Inventory List, dated 04/30/2013

We are in receipt of your public records request and have reviewed same.
Please be advised that your request is denied. The records you requested
may be withheld from public disclosure pursuant to exemption (n) of the
public records law. {Massachusetts General Law Chapter 4, § 7(26)}.
Exemption (n) protects from disclosure: “records, including, but not
limited to , blueprints, plans, policies, procedures and schematic drawings,
which relate to internal layout and structural elements, security measures,
emergency preparedness, threat or vulnerability assessments, or any other
records relating to the security or safety of persons or buildings,
structures, facilities, utilities, transportation or other infrastructure
located within the Commonwealth, the disclosure of which, in the reasonable
judgment of the record custodian, subject to review by the Supervisor of
Public Records under subsection (b) of Section 10 or Chapter 66, is likely
to jeopardize public safety.”

The records responsive to your request meet this definition, and are
therefore exempt from disclosure.

If you wish to appeal this Office's decision, you may do so within ninety
days by writing to the Supervisor of Public Records, Office of the Secretary
of the Commonwealth, One Ashburton Place, Room 1719, Boston, Massachusetts,