Federal agency/Sheriff's Department agreements (Mohave County, AZ)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Mohave County Sheriff's Office of Mohave County, AZ.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the following records:

All contracts, memorandums of understanding, and other agreements entered into between this Department and any agency of the Federal government (including, but not limited to: Bureau of Prisons; Citizenship and Immigration Services; Customs and Border Protection; Department of Homeland Security; Executive Office for Immigration Review; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; U.S. Marshals Service)

This request is being made as part of an ongoing investigation into the nature of the national criminal justice system. The requested documents will be made available to the general public. This request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: James Schoppmann


I am in receipt of the following public records request.
I am not aware of any current contract that fits your request. I can tell you that the MCSO has not entered into a cross-certification of federal peace officer agreement in the last few years. (In past years the MCSO had entered into cross-cert agreements with the BLM under ARS 13-3875). Additionally, although I can’t put my hands on any formal writing at this time I can tell you that there is an informal understanding that the MCSO would provide mutual aid in the event another law enforcement officer requested assistance due to office safety and/or public safety situations.

I attached a contract in which the MCSO did not sign but the parties listed us as “additional parties”

As to the specific agencies listed below I am not aware of any current contract.

Bureau of Prisons; N/A
Citizenship and Immigration Services; N/A
Customs and Border Protection; N/A
Department of Homeland Security; N/A
Executive Office for Immigration Review; N/A
Immigration and Customs Enforcement; N/A
U.S. Marshals Service; N/A

Please let me know if you are looking for something more specific and I will try to track it down.

Thanks, James Schoppmann
Please call me at 928-753-0753 if you have questions or concerns about this response.