List of Special Police Officers

Dan Staples filed this request with the Maryland State Police of Maryland.

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From: Dan Staples

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting for every Special Police Officer commissioned in Maryland, in a machine readable format (in an Excel speadsheet would be fine):

- First and last name
- Unique identification number, if any (such as a badge number or sequence number)
- Name and address of property on which the officer can exercise power
- The county or municipal corporation associated with the property
- Age or Year of birth
- Race
- Gender

To be clear, I am interested in Special Police Officers, as described here:

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 30 days, as the statute requires. If access to the records I am requesting will take longer than this amount of time, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law. If you determine that some portions of the requested records are exempt from disclosure, please provide me with the portions that can be disclosed.


Dan Staples

From: Maryland State Police

Dear Mr. Staples:

The Maryland State Police Licensing Division would have to conduct a
hand-search of the records for the requested information and I have been
advised that this request will likely take months to complete. Staff
members would have to touch each application to get the requested
information, and then they would have to reach out to each agency to
determine how many properties each agency has. Special Police Officers
could work at multiple properties owned by the same agency. Since we do
not yet know the full scope of the work involved to complete this request,
it is difficult to determine a fee estimate. However, if this project
takes two months, which is about 40 working days using only one employee at
about $35.00 per hour, then the fee estimate would be around $1,400.00
(This is more likely than not an underestimate). Fees will not be waived
for this request.

If you would like to proceed with this, then I will try to determine a more
appropriate fee estimate. Please advise at your earliest opportunity.

Thank you,

Captain H.L. Barrett
Executive Officer
Strategic Planning Command
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208


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