FOI processing manuals, lists and instructions (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department of Las Vegas, NV.

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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any internal manuals, instructions, forms or checksheets for how the law enforcement agency processes records requests.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Good afternoon,
I have listed the links on lvmpd.com on how citizens can request or research records.

http://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/Pages/OnlineServices.aspx
http://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/RecordsFingerprintBureau/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/Communications/Pages/Communications-ResearchOfficeProcedures.aspx

Thank you for contacting the LVMPD, your request will be marked as closed.

Officer Larry Hadfield
Office of Public Information
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
400-B South Martin L. King Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
* 702.828.4082 office│ 7 702.828.1550 fax │ * L7171H@lvmpd.com<mailto:L7171H@lvmpd.com>
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From: Muckrock Staff

Attached is the public records form you linked to in your most recent email. Please consider this a new submission of this public records request, copied below.
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To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any internal manuals, instructions, forms or checksheets for how the law enforcement agency processes records requests.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Please provide a phone number or call if you wish to speak. The LVMPD does not have a Freedom of Information manual. I provided you the links on how to request information that media or citizens can use. Below is the policy that governs releases:

5/105.22 RELEASE OF INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS
A.S. 82.1.1
In accordance with a decision from the Nevada Supreme Court, the contents of Officer’s Reports and other
investigative files are subject to disclosure if they meet the criteria of a balancing test established by the Court. This
procedure describes that balancing test and places the responsibility for authorizing release of such reports.
PROCEDURE
All requests for copies of investigative reports, including Officer’s Reports, will be completed by the Director or
designee of the Police Records Bureau.
Police Records Personnel
1. Completes the LVMPD TSD 26, Request for Investigative Reports, and forwards to the respective
investigatory detail who handles that type of incident (i.e., an incident involving a homicide would go to
Homicide Detail).
2. Advises the requester that it may take five working days to obtain approval of the request.
Investigatory Unit
3. Determines whether information can be released based on the following “balancing test” determined by the
State Supreme Court.
a. Is there a pending or anticipated criminal proceeding which might be prejudiced by the release of the
information?
b. Are there any confidential sources to protect? (NOTE: Selected information can be “blocked” out prior
to release.)
c. Are there any investigative techniques to protect?
d. Is there the possibility of denying someone a fair trial?
e. Is there any potential jeopardy to law enforcement personnel?
f. Is there anything in the report which is specifically declared confidential by law (i.e., identity of a
juvenile)?
g. Is there anything in the report which is highly sensitive or embarrassing to an identified individual in the
report (i.e., a victim of a sexual assault)?
h. Any other privacy or law enforcement interest which would be prejudiced by release of the information?
(Explain on request)
4. Based on the above “balancing test,” notes on the Request for Investigative Reports if the requested
information can be released (or justifies not releasing the reports if applicable) and signs and dates the form
and forwards to supervisor for approval.
Investigatory Detail Supervisor
5. Ensures the request has been fairly and impartially researched, releasing such reports whenever possible.
Considers whether there is any statute, ordinance, regulation or other law which prohibits release and whether
there is any other privacy or law enforcement justification which outweighs the interest of public disclosure.
6. Upon completion, forwards to the Director of Police Records.
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7. Notifies the requester, by telephone or in writing, of the decision regarding the release of information and
supplies the appropriate copies of the information, if approved.
8. Ensures the Request for Investigative Reports is scanned into OnBase. (1/97, 3/09)■

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