Police union contract/collective bargaining agreement

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Kenosha Police Department of Kenosha, WI.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wisconsin Open Records 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.

If you have any questions or need additional clarification about this request, please let me know.

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From:

Dear Beryl Lipton,

Please let this email serve as acknowledgement that we have received your request for records from our department. We are working on processing each request as quickly as possible.

If you should have any further questions about your records request, please contact Sgt. Jeremy DeWitt at jdewitt@kenosha.org<mailto:jdewitt@kenosha.org> or by telephone, at (262)605-5147.

Sincerely,

Renee Richling
Office Associate II
Kenosha Police Department
(262)605-5212

From: Kenosha Police Department

Dear Beryl Lipton,

I am in receipt of your public records request, dated August 24th, 2020. Your request is attached, for reference.

Your requests includes a request for "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."
The Kenosha Police Department has no records responsive to your request. Any agreement would be between the City of Kenosha, Department of Human Resources and the Kenosha Professional Police Association. Please contact either of these two organizations for a copy of the contract or any other agreements as the Kenosha Police Department would not be the custodian of this record.
In accordance with Section 19.35(4) of the Wisconsin Statutes, you are advised that if you consider any portion of this letter to constitute a denial of your request, the denial is subject to review by mandamus pursuant to the provisions of section 19.37(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes, or upon application to the Attorney General or the District Attorney's Office.

Thank you,
Sergeant Jeremy DeWitt
Kenosha Police Department
262-605-5147

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