Email system documentation (Newark Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Newark Police Department of Newark, NJ.
Multi Request Email system documentation


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documentation describing the email system(s) used by your agency, including the procedures and methods for performing searches of the email system.

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. 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 Internet Archive and 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: Newark Police Department

Good afternoon,

Your request requires clarification - please advise by email system used by your agency - are you speaking to a specific department or other?? Upon your reply, I will advise you accordingly.

Ana Golinski
Office of the City Clerk
920 Broad Street
City Hall - Room 415A
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: (973) 424-4116
Fax: (973) 733-4893

From: Emma North-Best

I apologize - the request was meant to apply to the Newark Police Department. (I seem to have forgotten the request wouldn't be routed directly to them - whoops!)

Thanks for your help!

- Emma Best

From: Newark Police Department

Good evening Emma,

Please be advised that this request is being forwarded to the Police Department - I apologize for the delay but I have been out of the office for medical reasons and am trying to catch up with pending files. A status/response is anticipated on or before August 15th, 2018.

Your patience as we process your request is greatly appreciated.



Ana Golinski, OPRA Unit Manager
Office of the City Clerk
City Hall
920 Broad Street * Room 415A Newark, NJ 07102
Office: 973-424-4116
Fax: 973-733-4893<>

From: Newark Police Department

Ms. Best:

The Police Legal Affairs has responded to your request, see attached memorandum. Any question, regarding this response, contact Mrs. Hatim-Johnson from Legal Affairs Unit at: 973-877-9432. I trust this satisfies your request.
Best regards,

Soraida Lara
OPRA Staff