Emergency Management Assistance Compact for Standing Rock NoDAPL Protests (Indiana Department of Homeland Security)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security of Indiana.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documents pertaining to the deployment of personnel in regards to the North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple issuing a state of emergency in response to protests at Standing Rock over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Documents sought are as follows:
-memos or requests received from the North Dakota Governor's Office, Morton County Sheriff's Department, North Dakota Emergency Management Agency, or North Dakota Highway Patrol for help under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
-emails regarding the Standing Rock protests and/or personnel sent there to help with emergency management
-Requests from the aforementioned North Dakota agencies for specific equipment to be brought to the Standing Rock protest area for their use in controlling the protest. This equipment may include but is not limited to surveillance devices including cell site simulators or social media surveillance software, or crowd control methods such as long range acoustic devices, water cannons, rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray or tasers.
-any bills, contracts, agreements, invoices, or other financial documentation for services rendered in helping to control the Standing Rock NoDAPL protests. These documents would likely be sent to the 4 aforementioned North Dakota agencies.

These documents should be available for each Indiana law enforcement that responded to the EMAC request including:
Lake County Sheriff's Office
Schererville Police Department
Griffith Police Department
Munster Police Department
Michigan City Police Department
Hammond Police Department

As a member of the news media working for MuckRock News I request that a fee waiver for my request be granted. My work has been published by national outlets. My work for Motherboard can be viewed at the following link: http://motherboard.vice.com/author/cwaltman

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Curtis Waltman



Your request has been received. The agency will review and determine if it has documents that are responsive to your request and be back in touch with you.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us.


Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Office of Public Affairs
PIO-on-duty: 317.234.6713



Thank you for contacting us. We are still working to fulfill your request. We have received quite a few requests for similar information, as well as our agency's typical requests, and it is taking us some time to get through them all.

At this time, we do not have a timetable for when your request will be complete, but we are working to complete it as quickly as we can. We appreciate your patience.

Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Thank you,


Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Office of Public Affairs
PIO-on-duty: 317.234.6713


Mr. Waltman,

Attached is an initial release of records requested through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. IDHS is continuing to evaluate additional documents to determine if they are responsive to the rest of your request.

Public Affairs Office
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
PIO on Duty: 317.234.6713