California Public Records Act Request: Larkspur City Council and School Resource Officers

Rev. Marie B. Tracy, M.Div. filed this request with the Larkspur City Clerk of Larkspur, CA .
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From: Rev. Marie B. Tracy, M.Div.


To Whom It May Concern:

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

As used herein, “Record” includes “Public Records” and “Writings” as those terms are defined at Government Code § 6252(e) & (g).
The specific records requested from the Larkspur City Council are:

1) Record of any memorandum of understanding between City and school police;
2) Record of any supervisory and/or oversight responsibilities for the City related to school police;
3) Any records documenting relationship between City and of school police and/or SROs;
4) Records on the public process for filing complaints on school police;
5) Records on any public complaints filed in the past 5 years (2015-2020);
6) Records on any investigations of school police or school resource officers; and
7) Total amount of expenditures on police and SROs in the school district(s) in your jurisdiction (Please provide the source of the funding for these efforts and the funding timelines).

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Rev. Marie B. Tracy, M.Div.

From: Larkspur City Clerk

Hello Rev. Marie B. Tracy, M.Div,

This is an acknowledgement of and response to your Public Records Act request submitted August 7, 2020. The City of Larkspur does not have an individual police department, but receives police services from the Central Marin Police Authority joint powers agency. You may request the records you are searching for from the Central Marin Police Authority:
https://www.centralmarinpolice.org/256/PUBLIC-RECORDS-REQUESTS

Alison Foulis
City Clerk

From: Rev. Marie B. Tracy, M.Div.

Thank you for your response. I have followed up with Central Marin Police Authority accordingly.

From: Rev. Marie B. Tracy, M.Div.

Hi Ms. Foulis,

I am following up on the voicemail I just left you.

As previously mentioned, I have followed up with CMPA for the requested information in questions 4-7 of my original PRA.

For questions, 1-3 (noted below), I presume this would be documentation that the City of Larkspur would have re: the City's relationship with the police since it directly involves the City of Larkspur. Other cities in Marin, like Mill Valley, have been able to produce this information and I was hoping Larkspur could do the same. Can you please let me know if this would be possible? And if it is, please provide the requested information?

Questions from original PRA:

1) Record of any memorandum of understanding between City and school police;
2) Record of any supervisory and/or oversight responsibilities for the City related to school police;
3) Any records documenting relationship between City and of school police and/or SROs;

Thanks!

From: Larkspur City Clerk

Thank you for the phone call. As mentioned, here is the link to the Joint Powers Agreement to form the Central Marin Police Authority:
https://www.marinlafco.org/files/68b0ba66c/JPA_Agreement%5B2%5D.pdf

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance,

Alison Foulis
City Clerk

From: Rev. Marie B. Tracy, M.Div.

Thanks so much - appreciate all of the help Alison!

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