Newark, NJ Public Employee Compensation Data

Jonathan Mummolo filed this request with the Newark Police Department of Newark, NJ.


From: Jonathan Mummolo

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Compensation data for all employees of the Newark, NJ Police Department for the most recent year in which complete data are available (preferably 2020).

Specifically, I request that these data include, for each employee: Name, Job Title, Earnings (required), and age, gender, ethnicity, and hire date (if available).

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.


Jonathan Mummolo

From: Newark Police Department

Good Afternoon:

The Office of the Clerk of the City of Newark has assigned your request tracking number PD-21-0591 CV-19 and forwarded it to the Police Division.

Please be advised that on March 20, 2020, the State Legislature enacted P.L. 2020, c.10, which amended the OPRA statute relaxing OPRA’s statutory deadlines for the duration of a Governor-declared state of emergency pursuant to the Disaster Control Act (N.J.S.A. App.A.9-33 et seq.), a public health emergency under the Emergency Health Powers Act (N.J.S.A. 26:13-1 et seq.), or when a state of local disaster emergency is declared by a county or by a municipality. On December 21, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 235 extending the initial State of Emergency to June 21, 2021.

In order to gather the documents responsive to your requests, the OPRA unit sends your requests to the respective City Departments, which actually created, received, or retained these documents. Since the State of Emergency, crucial City Staff have retired, become sick, and work a staggered schedule, which makes the time needed to gather responsive documents far longer than usual.

The Office of the Clerk received your request on May 4, 2021; therefore, this Office anticipates that the Police Division will fill this request on June 4, 2021.

From: Newark Police Department

Good Afternoon:

The Office of the Clerk of the City of Newark has received the following extension notice from the Police Division.

From: Jonathan Mummolo

Good morning,

I am writing to follow up on public records request number PD-21-0591 CV-19. I know you asked for a 4 week extension on May 27 so the records may not be ready yet, but I just wanted to check in and see.

Thank you!


From: Newark Police Department

As of right now, not yet.

From: Jonathan Mummolo

Good afternoon,

I just wanted to check on the status of my public records request (PD-21-0591 CV-19). The police division asked for a 4 week extension on May 27, but it's been about 8 weeks now since I've heard an update and I haven't received any records in response to my request yet.

Please let me know if any additional action or information is needed on my part.