Doggy Discharge Papers (Montague Police Department)

Daysia Tolentino filed this request with the Montague Police Department of Montague, MA.
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Multi Request Doggy Discharge Papers
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From: Daysia Tolentino

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) Copies of any discharge papers for failed K-9 dogs from January 1, 2013 to the date this request is processed;
2) Any photos of the aforementioned K-9 dogs training;
3) Copies of any notes written about failed K-9s.

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 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.


Daysia Tolentino

From: Montague Police Department

Montague, MA
Public Record Request Number:2018-0143 Requester:
Daysia Tolentino Request Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 4:09:56 PM Response Due Date:
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Dear Daysia Tolentino :
We have received your public Records request for Montague. This record is being assigned to appropriate department. The department reviewer will review the request and create an effort estimate to create the response. Per state mandate, for Montague, if the effort estimate is more than 2 hours, we will create a proposed cost estimate and will email such estimate to your attention. Once you approve the amount and send the payment, we will start working on your request.
In case the estimate is less than 2 hours, we will proceed to work on the response and will send you the response once the work is completed. Please also note that state mandate allows us to complete and send the response within
10 business days. We will do our due diligence towards this effort. However, the due date may be extended for any of the following reasons:
1.   Any clarification that is required from you towards this request will stop the clock. The clock will be resumed once the proper clarification is received.
2.   Payment of estimated effort – The time it takes to receive the due amount will be added to the original due date.
3.    If in the opinion of the reviewer it is determined that original due date cannot be met despite reasonable effort, the due date shall be extended based on reviewer’s judgment. You will be promptly notified in such case with revised due date.
Thank you.
Marsha Odle, Department RAOPolice Department
1 Avenue A
Montague, MA 01376
Tel: (413)-863-8911


Mr. Tobias,

Please find the attached FOIA Request - Acknowledgement Letter for
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: Montague Police Department

Montague, MA
Public Record RequestNumber:2018-0143 Requester:
Daysia Tolentino Request Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 4:09:56 PM Response Due Date:
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
DearDaysia Tolentino:
Request Response
We are unable to provide any records to you because we have never had a failed K-9 within the Montague Police Department. Any questions please contact me.
Thank you.
Marsha Odle, Department RAOMontague Police Department
180 Turnpike Rd
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Tel: (413)-863-8911, ext. 202