Fusion Center MOUs + MOAs (San Antonio Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the San Antonio Police Department of San Antonio, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of the current or most recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of understanding (MOU) between your law enforcement agency and any fusion centers.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: San Antonio Police Department

Good morning,
Please submit your Open Records Request using the following link to the Open Records Division: https://www.sanantonio.gov/opengovernment/

Jennifer S. Rodriguez
Public Information Officer
San Antonio Police Department
315 S. Santa Rosa St.
San Antonio, Texas 78207
Office: (210)207-7579
jennifer.rodriguez@sanantonio.gov
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From: San Antonio Police Department

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City of San Antonio
08/21/2018
Via EMail Emma Best
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RE: Response to Public Information Request

COSA ORR No: W226322-080718
Dear Requestor:
This letter responds to your request for information to the City of San Antonio, received in our office on 8/6/2018 8:00:00 AM.

Information Requested: Police Records Request - From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com] Sent: Monday, August 06, 2018 4:04 AM
To: SAPD PIO
Subject: [EXTERNAL] RE: Texas Public Information Act Request: Fusion Center MOUs + MOAs (San Antonio Police Department)
San Antonio Police Department
Texas Public Information Act Office
315 South Santa Rosa Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78207
August 6, 2018
This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Texas Public Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 1, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/san-antonio-police-department-657/fusion-center-mous-moas-san-antonio-police-department-57202/?uuid-login=1a859f0f-3dba-46cd-a178-938132990c59&email=SAPDPIO%40sanantonio.gov#agency-reply
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DEPT MR 57202
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On July 1, 2018:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Copies of the current or most recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of understanding (MOU) between your law enforcement agency and any fusion centers.
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 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Emma Best
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/san-antonio-police-department-657/fusion-center-mous-moas-san-antonio-police-department-57202/?uuid-login=1a859f0f-3dba-46cd-a178-938132990c59&email=SAPDPIO%40sanantonio.gov#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 57202
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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The San Antonio Police Department has reviewed its files and has determined The City of San Antonio Police Department’s Southwest Texas Fusion Center does not have a document in existence related to an MOU/MOA as you have described.   Nor is this a requirement by the State of Texas or Department or Department Homeland Security. Perhaps it is the Southwest Texas Fusion Center’s PrivacyPolicy that you seek.  This information has been published online at thebelow listed website: https://www.sanantonio.gov/Southwest-Texas-Fusion-Center
Although the Public Information Act allows a governmental body to charge for copying documents, the enclosed is being provided to you at no charge.
Thank you.
Respectfully, Paralegal - Police Audio/Video Records Specialist San Antonio Police Department Open Records Office 315 S. Santa Rosa, San Antonio, Texas 78207 Office: (210) 207-7320/Direct: (210) 207-7396


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