New Britain, CT's 1033 Vehicle Training Plan

Daniel Welch filed this request with the New Britain Police Department of New Britain, CT.
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From: Daniel Welch

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Training plan submitted to the Department of Defense's Connecticut state coordinator for New Britain PD's "MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE" (NSN: 2355-01-590-1660) - as described in the below statement from Michelle McCaskill, spokesperson for the Defense Logistics Agency:

"It has always been the responsibility of each state’s designated coordinator to ensure that each and every Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) is trained on the equipment they received from the 1033 program. LEAs are required to certify to DoD through the state coordinator they have a training plan for an asset that requires specialized training, to include armored vehicles and aircraft, before the equipment is issued. LESO receives a copy of the plan only – the approval process is at the state coordinator level."

Please also include any documents used in the training, or internal memos and records referencing either the training plan or the training itself.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Daniel Welch

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 13, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 13, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Julia Gallup

To Whom it May Concern,

I received an FOI request from a MuckRock staff reporter. I'm attempting to confirm this email.

Thank you

Lieutenant Julia Gallup
New Britain Police Department
Records Division
10 Chestnut Street
New Britain, CT 06051
Work: (860)826-3191
Fax(860)826-2711
jag0307@newbritainct.gov<mailto:jag0307@newbritainct.gov>

From: Daniel Welch

Yes, that is correct - thanks for following up.

- Daniel Welch

From: Julia Gallup

Hi Mr. Welch,

I am currently the Supervisor for the New Britain Police Departments Records Division. I received your request today, (August 12, 2015) from my staff who stated that they located your letter on our counter. I’m not sure how we obtained this request as there was no fax letter head or fax information. The request was also not in an envelope. I appears that you have sent FOI requests on July 13, July 28th and August 12, 2015. I apologize that you have had trouble contacting the appropriate person for your FOI request.

I will be forwarding this request to Christopher Chute who is the Captain of Professional Standards and the Training Division. You can contact Captain Chute at
Christopher.chute@newbritainct.gov<mailto:Christopher.chute@newbritainct.gov>

Thank you,

Lieutenant Gallup

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 13, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 13, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Julia Gallup

Hello MR. Welch,

Your FOI request has been forwarded to Training Division. I’m sorry I don’t have an update on the status as the Training Division is handling your request. Please contact Sgt. T. Gray at 860-826-3181 or
Thomas.gray@newbritainct.gov<mailto:Thomas.gray@newbritainct.gov> for a status update on your request.

I also was recently transferred to the Patrol Division. All FOI request can be addressed to Detective Jenifer Yarsawich at
Jennifer.yarsawich@newbritainct.gov<mailto:Jennifer.yarsawich@newbritainct.gov>.

I have CC’d her on this email as well.

Thank you,
Lt Gallup

From: Joseph Skelly

Daniel Welch
MuckRock
DEPT MR 19684
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA. 02205-5819

Dear Mr. Welch:

Your Freedom of Information request to the New Britain Police Department seeking the Training Plan for the Mine Resistant Vehicle has been referred to our Office. Please direct any further communications related to this request to my attention.

I have been advised by Chief Wardwell that there are 621 pages of documents which relate to the subject matter of your request. You can make arrangements to meet with me if you wish to review the documents. In the alternative, the documents will be mailed to you once we receive a check in the amount of $310.50 (621 pages x .50/page) payable to the City of New Britain. I do not agree with you that your request benefits the general welfare which is the applicable standard for the waiver of fees.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Joseph E. Skelly, Jr.
Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of New Britain
27 West Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051
860 826 3427

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