Local/State Police Trained by FLETC (Portland Police Bureau)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Portland Police Bureau of Portland, OR.
Tracking #

S067311-042018

Est. Completion None
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following documents:

Requests, emails , or other written communication to the Department of Homeland Security for the purpose of having Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) programs held in their own jurisdictions. According to the FLETC website, they export programs to state and local police departments tuition-free. The following link is the page in which this is explained. https://www.fletc.gov/registration

The names of all officers in your department who have received training from Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers between 1/1/12 and the date this request was processed. In case your department does not keep such a list, I would like a copy of any forms or applications submitted by officers for training with or expenses related to Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers between 1/1/12 and the date this request is processed.

The following is a list of FLETC courses I would like searched for:
-Active Shooter Threat Training Program
-Advanced Instruction for Marksmanship
-All Terrain Vehicle Training Program
-Advanced Pistol Training Program
-Continuing Legal Education Training Program-Uniformed Police
-Covert Electronic Tracking Program
-Internet Investigations Training Program
-Introduction to Digital Evidence Analysis
-Mobile Device Investigations Program
-Use of Force Instructor Training Program
-Land Transportation Antiterrorism Training Program

If the forms, applications, or requests do not specify which courses are going to be attended than just include any FLETC courses.

As a member of the news media working for MuckRock News I request that a fee waiver for my request be granted. My work has been published by national outlets. My work for Motherboard can be viewed at the following link: http://motherboard.vice.com/author/cwaltman

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Portland Police Bureau

Dear Curtis:

The City of Portland acknowledges receipt of your Public Records Request.  Your request was received in this office on April 20, 2018 and given the reference number S067311-042018 for tracking purposes.

Record Requested:  Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following documents:Requests, emails , or other written communication to the Department of Homeland Security for the purpose of having Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) programs held in their own jurisdictions. According to the FLETC website, they export programs to state and local police departments tuition-free. The following link is the page in which this is explained. https://www.fletc.gov/registrationThe names of all officers in your department who have received training from Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers between 1/1/12 and the date this request was processed. In case your department does not keep such a list, I would like a copy of any forms or applications submitted by officers for training with or expenses related to Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers between 1/1/12 and the date this request is processed.The following is a list of FLETC courses I would like searched for:-Active Shooter Threat Training Program-Advanced Instruction for Marksmanship-All Terrain Vehicle Training Program-Advanced Pistol Training Program-Continuing Legal Education Training Program-Uniformed Police-Covert Electronic Tracking Program-Internet Investigations Training Program-Introduction to Digital Evidence Analysis-Mobile Device Investigations Program-Use of Force Instructor Training Program-Land Transportation Antiterrorism Training ProgramIf the forms, applications, or requests do not specify which courses are going to be attended than just include any FLETC courses.As a member of the news media working for MuckRock News I request that a fee waiver for my request be granted. My work has been published by national outlets. My work for Motherboard can be viewed at the following link: http://motherboard.vice.com/author/cwaltmanThe 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

At this time, the City is uncertain whether it is the custodian of the requested record.  The City will review your request to determine if it has responsive records.  The City will then gather an estimate of the costs to provide copies of requested public records for which the City does not claim an exemption from disclosure.  The City is permitted to charge its actual costs to provide records.  Fees include research time to locate and analyze the requested records, even if no records are located or if the requested records are determined to be exempt from disclosure.

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From: Portland Police Bureau

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RE:  Police General Records Request of April 20, 2018 Reference#S067311-042018

Dear Curtis,

This City received a Public Records Request from you on April 20, 2018 for the following:

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Portland, OR  97204
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Sincerely,

Police Bureau
City of Portland

From: Portland Police Bureau

RE: Police General Records Request of April 20, 2018 Reference # S067311-042018
Dear Curtis,
The City received a Public Records Request from you on April 20, 2018 for the following: "Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following documents:Requests, emails , or other written communication to the Department of Homeland Security for the purpose of having Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) programs held in their own jurisdictions. According to the FLETC website, they export programs to state and local police departments tuition-free. The following link is the page in which this is explained. https://www.fletc.gov/registrationThe names of all officers in your department who have received training from Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers between 1/1/12 and the date this request was processed. In case your department does not keep such a list, I would like a copy of any forms or applications submitted by officers for training with or expenses related to Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers between 1/1/12 and the date this request is processed.The following is a list of FLETC courses I would like searched for:-Active Shooter Threat Training Program-Advanced Instruction for Marksmanship-All Terrain Vehicle Training Program-Advanced Pistol Training Program-Continuing Legal Education Training Program-Uniformed Police-Covert Electronic Tracking Program-Internet Investigations Training Program-Introduction to Digital Evidence Analysis-Mobile Device Investigations Program-Use of Force Instructor Training Program-Land Transportation Antiterrorism Training ProgramIf the forms, applications, or requests do not specify which courses are going to be attended than just include any FLETC courses.As a member of the news media working for MuckRock News I request that a fee waiver for my request be granted. My work has been published by national outlets. My work for Motherboard can be viewed at the following link: http://motherboard.vice.com/author/cwaltmanThe 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days."
You have requested a fee waiver from the City of Portland for the fees associated with your public records request.  The City requests the following information to evaluate your fee waiver request:
1) How do you or your organization intend to use the information?  (Please answer regarding the specific information requested as opposed to speaking generally regarding information on the general topic requested);
2) How will the information benefit the wider public?  (Please explain how this specific information assists the public given the information already provided to the public on this topic);
3) How do you or your organization intend to disseminate the information to the wider public?
Without responses to all 3 of these questions it may be difficult, or even impossible, to assess whether the requested disclosure is in the public interest because it will primarily benefit the public.
Please also bear in mind that the Bureau providing the records must weigh the public's interest in disclosure against the cost to the public of fulfilling the request without reimbursement.  As part of that balancing of interests, the City may consider the volume of the records requested.  Please discuss whether a more narrowly tailored, and thus less expensive, request could equally meet the public interest.
Sincerely,

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