NYPD Agreement With SecureWatch24

Carlton Purvis filed this request with the New York City Police Department of New York City, NY.
Tracking # 2013-PL-6953
Status
Rejected

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From: Carlton Purvis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

A complete copy of the memorandum of understanding and all written agreements between New York City Police Department and SecureWatch24.

SecureWatch24 has said in the past that it has an agreement with the NYPD and that there is an existing MOU between itself and the NYPD. They confirmed this to me by email again today.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. 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.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Carlton Purvis

From: New York City Police Department

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 Sept. 19, 2013. 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 Sept. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-PL-6953.

Thank you for your help.

From: New York City Police Department

The request has been rejectedby the agency.

From: New York City Police Department

The request has been rejectedby the agency.

From: Carlton Purvis

Good Morning,

I am writing to appeal the NYPD’s rejection of my September 19 request for “A complete copy of the memorandum of understanding and all written agreements between New York City Police Department and SecureWatch24.” The file number for the request is 2013-PL-6953.

The NYPD cited Public Officers Law section 87 (2)(e)(iv) which states that an agency may deny access to records or portions thereof that “reveal criminal investigative techniques or procedures, except routine techniques and procedures,” as the reason this material would be exempt from release.

I am appealing the rejection on the following grounds:

This request does not fall into the category of procedural information and is rather a fiscal document that shows the scope of the relationship of the NYPD and SecureWatch24.

Additionally, the statute allows that any information that might “reveal criminal investigative techniques or procedures” be redacted. If the records requested happen to include exempt material, please redact the exempt material and provide the remaining releasable portions of the document.

Sincerely,

Carlton Purvis

From: New York City Police Department

A letter stating that the request appeal has been rejected.

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