Police Officer - Domestic (intimate partner) Abuse policies (Houston County Sheriff)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Houston County Sheriff of Houston County, GA.
Multi Request Police Officer - Domestic (intimate partner) Abuse policies


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to incidents of domestic violence or intimate partner abuse committed both by members of this department and members of the public.

- All policies guiding law enforcement response to incidents of domestic violence, as well as all available reports and statistics regarding the number of related calls for this type of disturbance or crime for the period from January 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. If incidents of this sort are categorized under a particular type or incident type number, provision of the proper record keeping terminology would be appreciated.

- All policies, disciplinary procedures, reports, reporting requirements, or available statistics regarding the alleged or actual act of domestic violence (also known as intimate partner abuse) committed in any form by an employee or member of this law enforcement agency

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and 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. 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Houston County Sheriff

Please be advised that I forwarded your request to the Records Division at the Houston County Sheriff's Office on October 28, 2019. I have also forwarded this second email that you have sent. The data that you wish to obtain is not something that the Detention Center maintains.

Elizabeth Cline

From: Houston County Sheriff

To Whom It May Concern:

Attached you will find a list of the 473 total records fitting the criteria you provided to us. Unfortunately our computer system does not differentiate between involved civilian and law enforcement. Also included is the policy you requested of us.

Deputy Sarah Crook

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Deputy Crook,

Thanks so much for this. I'll let you know if I have any questions.

Best wishes,