|Submitted||Sept. 9, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
A current, complete roster of all sworn members of the Massachusetts State Police.
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 MuckRock.com, 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 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 business days, as the statute requires.
The Department received your request for a complete roster of all sworn members of the Massachusetts State Police. Please see the attached roster pursuant to your request.
You should also be aware that certain employee(s) are not listed on this document, as their information is exempt from public disclosure pursuant to G. L. c.4, §7 cl. 26(a). As you may know, G. L. c.4, §7 cl. 26(a) exempts from public disclosure records which are specifically or by necessary implication exempt from public disclosure. In this instance, these records are exempt from public disclosure under G.L. c. 66 § 10B, which states "[t]he home address, telephone number, personal email address or place of employment or education of victims of adjudicated crimes, of victims of domestic violence and of persons providing or training in family planning services and the name, home address, telephone number, personal email address or place of employment or education of a family member of any of the foregoing shall not be public records in the custody of a government agency which maintains records identifying such persons as falling within such categories and shall not be disclosed."
If you wish to challenge any aspect of this correspondence as a response to a public records request, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records following the procedure set forth in 950 C.M.R. 32.08, a copy of which is available at http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-source/cmr/.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Jenniffer P. Migliaccio (O'Neil), Esq.
Department of State Police
State Police Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702