Police union contract/collective bargaining agreement (Harrisburg Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Harrisburg Police Department of Harrisburg, PA.
Multi Request Police union contract/collective bargaining agreement


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the current collective bargaining agreement (also known as a collective agreement or a union contract) between this department/agency and the local police union/fraternal order/benevolent association (or similar/equivalent organization). This includes any and all memorandums of understanding or similar agreements. Please provide all associated addendums, amendments, appendices, exhibits, and other supplemental and supporting documents.

Here are examples of responsive materials provided by other agencies in response to similar requests:
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/02/27/2-21-18_MR18491_RES_IDC000697-022018.pdf (Long Beach, California)
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2015/08/24/Collective_Bargaining_Agreement_1.pdf (St. Louis, Missouri)
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2015/12/14/TPPA_2015-2017.pdf (Toledo, Ohio)
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2020/07/17/2020-134_2020-02-18_Meet___Confer_Agreement_Waco_Police_Association.pdf (Waco, Texas)

This request is being submitted as a collaborative research effort in the public interest. It is being submitted to your agency partially due to public feedback that your locality should be included in this work. This request is being submitted in the public interest and without any commercial interest.

We will appreciate that your agency assesses any necessary fees according to the public and academic interest with which this request is being made. 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 be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. There is also an upload link provided as part of the electronic version of this message that we encourage your agency to use to transfer files.

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.


Beryl Lipton

From: Harrisburg Police Department

Ms. Lipton,

Attached please find the correspondence sent to your office in response to a right to know request submitted last August. The city emailed the attached response on August 25, 2020.

If you feel that you have not received a complete set of records I would encourage you to submit a new request to the City’s right to know officer, who is copied on this email. I sincerely hope this email will serve to close this matter. I would also recommend that future requests from MuckRock to the City be directed to the City’s Right to Know Officer, as sending them directly to various other City officials actually slows the City’s response time.


Isaac S. Gaylord

Deputy City Solicitor

Martin Luther King Jr. Govt. Ct.

10 N. 2nd Street, Suite 402

Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 255-3076