Fusion Center MOUs + MOAs (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

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

It is a clone of this request.

Due Aug. 24, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of the current or most recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of understanding (MOU) between your law enforcement agency and any fusion centers.

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 such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

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.


Emma Best

From: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Hi Emma,
Please send your telephone number so that it can be added to your request.

Thank you,

LVMPD Office of Public Information
(702) 828-4083


From: Emma Best

I prefer to keep all such communications in writing so that there's no confusion about what was asked or what answers were given. Sadly, I've had some government representatives attempt to lie about this in the past. I'm sure your agency wouldn't do that, but even then it's best to not let the fallibility of memory cause any problems.


From: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Your request is being processed.

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: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

I do not know if you are aware of this, but the LVMPD has the only Fusion Center in Southern Nevada.

From: Emma Best

I didn't know that!