Info regarding private security and/or police presence in schools (Lowell Police Department)

Jasper Craven filed this request with the Lowell Police Department of Lowell, MA.


From: Jasper Craven

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Any documents detailing a security presence in public elementary, middle and high schools, including documents regarding police tactics in public schools and records of arrests/citations given to students

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 business days, as the statute requires.


Jasper Craven


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 8, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Lowell Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Atwood, Gina

Dear Mr. Craven:

Please find attached correspondence regarding the above-referenced matter. A hard copy will also follow by U.S. Mail. Please don't hesitate to contact this office with any questions.


Gina M. Atwood | Assistant City Solicitor
Law Department
The City of Lowell
City Hall, 375 Merrimack Street, 3rd Floor
Lowell, MA 01852
t: 978.674.4050  | f: 978-453-1510 |
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From: Jasper Craven

Ms. Atwood,

Thank you for acknowledging this request.

With regard to our email submission of this request, please note that the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records has definitively indicated: "Requests may be made in person or in writing. Written requests may be made by mail, facsimile or email."

Here is a link to the SPR's guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, for reference (the above comes from page 6, with annotations of statute in footnotes):

Thank you.

From: Lowell Police Department

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Lowell Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.