Police overtime pay records 2012-2013 (Salem Police Department)

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Salem Police Department of Salem, MA .
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records of overtime pay sorted by employee and salary sorted by employee (exclusive of overtime) for 2012-2013, in Excel or similar spreadsheet format.

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,

Tom Nash

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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 without reply.
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*The most recent email followup, send to records@salempd.net, was sent on
9/23 (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 25, 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: Shawn Musgrave

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,
Shawn Musgrave
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:

Records of overtime pay sorted by employee and salary sorted by employee (exclusive of overtime) for 2012-2013, in Excel or similar spreadsheet format.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

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: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Patterson,

The below records request has been outstanding for several weeks, and has yet to be acknowledged in any way. Please advise whether you had received this request, and whether it is currently being processed.

If I can clarify the request in any way, please let me know.

Best,
Shawn

From: Sharyn G. Lubas, Esq.

Please see below. And as you can see from the header we have tried to respond previously to the email address listed but are still receiving requests so we are unsure if you have received previous correspondence.

Sincerely,

Sharyn G. Lubas, Esq.

Executive Assistant

Salem Police Department

95 Margin Street

Salem, MA 01970

(978) 744-0171 ext. 158

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From: Sharyn Lubas
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 1:10 PM
To: requests@muckrock.com
Cc: Mark Losolfo
Subject: Salem MA PD- Records Request

Dear Mr. Musgrave/ Mr. LeVines:

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.

Your request dated October 24, 2013 appears to have been misdirected to the Salem, MA police department when in fact after a review of your on-line requests that are posted you intended to direct it to Salem, Oregon. If this is not the case please be advised that the Salem, MA police department does not utilize drones therefore we do not have any of the supporting documents listed.

In reference to the request pertaining to Vigilant Solutions, Vigilant Video and NVLS, the Salem, MA police department does not contract with or utilize the above listed company / products.

The Salem Police Department does use ALPR technology and follows the guidelines as set forth by the Commonwealth / CJIS. Documents can be obtained through the state / CJIS as the policy did not originate with the Salem Police Department.

I have requested of the training officer and Armorer a list of the firearms and protective gear currently in use. I will forward to you as soon as it is made available. As for our surveillance equipment and tactical and defense equipment we decline to provide that information the rationale being that it is part of the Investigatory Exemption in that we would reserve the right to prevent the disclosure of confidential investigative techniques and procedures as it would jeopardize the safety of our personnel and investigations.

Records of overtime pay sorted by employee and salary can be obtained through Salem City Hall / Treasurer's Office as they are the official keeper of those records and release said statistics annually to the media.

Lastly, in response to your request for all controlled substance seizure reports since January 1, 2006. Chapter 94C, Section 47A reads " The department of state police shall keep a complete record of all drugs received and of all drugs disposed of, showing the exact kinds, quantities and forms of such drugs; the persons from whom received and the dates of receipt, disposal or destruction, which record shall be open to inspection by all federal and state officers charged with enforcement of federal and state narcotic laws. Prior to the most recent amendment it also included attorneys of record in the case. From what we have gathered neither Mr. Musgrave/ Mr. LeVines or Muckrock fall into the aforementioned category for which the documents are open to inspection.

I believe I have addressed all of your inquiries to date.

Sincerely,

Sharyn G. Lubas, Esq.

Executive Assistant

Salem Police Department

95 Margin Street

Salem, MA 01970

(978) 744-0171 ext. 158

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Lubas,

Thank you for clarifying these multiple records requests. Who in City Hall or the Treasurer's Office is appropriate to ask for overtime records? I assumed that a payroll manager within the police department would also have this information.

Best,
Shawn

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 Lubas

Mr. Musgrave,

Kathleen McMahon is the treasurer. You can contact her or Sherrie Leblanc as she is that payroll coordinator for the City.

Sincerely,
Sharyn G. Lubas,Esq.
Salem Police Department

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From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. McMahon,

Per the below, please process this request for records under MGL. See below for full text of the request, which was originally submitted to SPD several weeks ago.

Thank you,
Shawn

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: Kathleen McMahon


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