Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials (Nassau County Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Nassau County Police Department of Nassau County, NY.
Multi Request Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials
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From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: Nassau County Police Department

We are in receipt of your email dated, September 24, 2019, wherein you are asking for a follow up response to a foil you submitted on September 17, 2019. Please be advised that your request on September 17, 2019 was not submitted to our Foil processing department and therefore was not initially processed. We are in receipt of this request as of September 24, 2019 and Legal Bureau is reviewing your request to determine what may be provided. There should be a determination upon completion of that review within approximately thirty (30) days. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office at 516-573-7210. All future requests shall be submitted to our Foil E mail system at www.nassaucountyny.gov/foil<http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/foil>. If you have any additional questions, please contact our office at 516-573-7210.

Christine McDonald
Legal Bureau
Nassau County Police Department

From: Nassau County Police Department

As per your request dated September 17, 2019 the data collected is as follows:


2008 presidential debate: $610,000 was spent on salaries
2012 presidential debate: We are still researching the totals spent

Personnel Assignments

8 detectives were assigned to each debate for dignitaries

1 detective assigned to protect Congressman King

This is the data collected thus far. Since the request is very broad if you are able to commit to something more specific, I will try to help you even further. I hope to have the total number for the 2012 presidential debate for you the early part of next week.
Best Regards,
Christine McDonald


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