Police Checkpoints (Long Beach Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Long Beach Police Department of Long Beach, CA.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

For this request I am seeking:

-All policies on checkpoints and roadblocks. This includes sobriety checkpoints as well as any other kinds of checkpoints.

-Data on how often checkpoints are employed. That is, the total number of times the department has set up a checkpoint since 1/1/14.

-Any oversight reports on the use of checkpoints.

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,

Curtis Waltman

From: Noor Ismail

Hello Mr. Waltman,

We received your public records request related to Police Checkpoints. In processing your request, we need clarification on Item #3, highlighted in your email below. Would please explain or specify what you meant by "oversight reports" on the use of checkpoints?

Thank you.

Noor Ismail
Office of the Chief of Police
LONG BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT
400 West Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Office: 562.570.7306
E-Mail: Noor.Ismail@longbeach.gov<mailto:Noor.Ismail@longbeach.gov>

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May 16, 2017
Long Beach Police Department
Long Beach Police Department
ATTN: RECORDS DIVISION
400 West Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code§§ 6250), I hereby request the
following records:

For this request I am seeking:

-All policies on checkpoints and roadblocks. This includes sobriety checkpoints as well as any other kinds of
checkpoints.

-Data on how often checkpoints are employed. That is, the total number of times the department has set up a
checkpoint since 111114.
-Any oversight reports on the use of checkpoints.

From: Curtis Waltman

What I meant by that was if anyone in the Department had looked into the LBPD's use of checkpoints and made any judgements or critiques, this process of review would be an oversight report intended to provide oversight of any checkpoints the LBPD may be using. I hope this clarification proves useful.

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Noor Ismail

Thank you. I will share this with our staff.

Regards,

Noor Ismail
Office of the Chief of Police
LONG BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT
400 West Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Office: 562.570.7306
E-Mail: Noor.Ismail@longbeach.gov<mailto:Noor.Ismail@longbeach.gov>

From: Noor Ismail

Hello Mr. Waltman,

Please find our responses (in blue) to your public records request relating to the “Police Checkpoints” below:

· All policies on checkpoints and roadblocks. This includes sobriety checkpoints as well as any other kinds of checkpoints.
(All policies and procedures that govern checkpoints are given by the California Office of Traffic Safety
who funds the operations. We do not have any internal policies in place at the Long Beach PD)

· Data on how often checkpoints are employed. That is, the total number of times the department has set up a checkpoint since 1/1/14.
(We have had 35 DUI/License checkpoints since 1/1/2014. We do not participate in roadblocks)

· Any oversight reports on the use of checkpoints.
(All audits and oversight of our checkpoints are done by the California Office of Traffic Safety. Any audit or oversight reports would be requested of them)

Thank you.

Noor Ismail
Office of the Chief of Police
LONG BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT
400 West Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Office: 562.570.7306
E-Mail: Noor.Ismail@longbeach.gov<mailto:Noor.Ismail@longbeach.gov>

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