Info regarding private security and/or police presence in schools (Salem Police Department)

Jasper Craven filed this request with the Salem Police Department of Salem, MA .
Status
Rejected

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From: Jasper Craven

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Any documents detailing a security presence in public elementary, middle and high schools, including documents regarding police tactics in public schools and records of arrests/citations given to students

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. 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.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jasper Craven

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 8, 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 July 8, 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 July 8, 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 July 8, 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 July 8, 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: Requests Muckrock

Thank you for confirming that this is the correct email inbox for the Salem
Police Department. Please confirm whether the records request below was
ever received, as it was submitted several months ago via
requests@muckrock.com.
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*The most recent email followup, send to records@salempd.net, was sent on
9/21 (see below).
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Thank you for your assistance.

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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 8, 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: Jasper Craven

Ms. Patterson,

The records request below was first sent to the Salem Police Department in July, but it seems our emails have been filtered out. Please begin processing this.

Thank you,
MuckRock

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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Any documents detailing a security presence in public elementary, middle and high schools, including documents regarding police tactics in public schools and records of arrests/citations given to students

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. 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.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jasper Craven

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 Oct. 24, 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 Oct. 24, 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 Oct. 24, 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 Oct. 24, 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 Oct. 24, 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: Sharyn G. Lubas, Esq.

The Salem Police Department is in receipt of your requests for specific information as they pertain to the Massachusetts Public Records Law.

I have been informed by the Records Division there may have been a delay in receiving said requests due to our email filters, etc. therefore as you will note this response is outside the prescribed ten day period.

In reviewing your earliest dated requests you are seeking information detailing a security presence in the schools including documents regarding police tactics and records of arrests / citations given to students. The department relies on Investigatory Exemption G.L. c. 4, s. 26(f) in denying the first part of the request as the tactics and details of the security presence in our schools are ....."compiled out of the public view by law enforcement or other investigatory officials the disclosure of which materials would probably so prejudice the possibility of effective law enforcement that such disclosure would not be in the public interest."

As to the second part of the aforementioned request, releasing the records of arrests / citations given to students your request is hereby denied citing a Statutory Exemption as there is a mandatory withholding of juvenile records under G. L. c. 199 s. 60A as citations would include the names of students. Should you not be seeking the names of the individuals you would need to refine your request to include date parameters.

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