CA Bilingual Officers (San Jose Police Department)

Adrien Salzberg filed this request with the San Jose Police Department of San Jose, CA.
Multi Request CA Bilingual Officers
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From: Adrien Salzberg


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

- Copies of all forms currently used by the department to evaluate an officer/candidate's ability to speak, read, and write languages other than English.

- Copies of department policy on interacting with deaf and hard of hearing individuals

- Copies of department policy related to American Sign Language, if any

- Copies of forms currently used by the department, if any, to evaluate an officer/candidate's knowledge of American Sign Language

- If there exists documentation, such as spreadsheets, of which officers are currently certified as speaking any second language (e.g. Spanish, Vietnamese,) please include this as well.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Adrien Salzberg

From: San Jose Police Department

Good afternoon,

Your request has been received. Government Code 6253(c) of the California Public Records Act allows up to 10 days from the receipt of the request to provide a response to the requestor. I will have an update for you by 12/2/19 as the 10th day lands on a City holiday before the weekend.

Thank you,

April Benoit #1180N
Research & Development
San Jose Police Department
201 W. Mission St. San Jose, CA 95110
Main: (408) 277-5200 | Direct: (408) 537-1658
April.Benoit@sanjoseca.gov<mailto:April.Benoit@sanjoseca.gov>
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From: San Jose Police Department

Good afternoon,

It has been determined that additional records may exist within the City of San Jose Human Resources Department. Your request has been sent to the Office of the City Manager for coordination.

Thank you,

April Benoit #1180N
Research & Development
San Jose Police Department
201 W. Mission St. San Jose, CA 95110
Main: (408) 277-5200 | Direct: (408) 537-1658
April.Benoit@sanjoseca.gov<mailto:April.Benoit@sanjoseca.gov>
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From: San Jose Police Department

Hello,

City Staff has identified and collected the following attached documents that are responsive to your request. We have prepared the enclosed SharePoint link entitled AdrienSalzberg_BilingualSJPD_111819_Produced_120219<https://sanjoseca.sharepoint.com/:f:/s/PRA/EtdANYWsEH1DrGu3r6-D6MUBO4j2MpWOPOWIjivjN-FFtw?e=jYYaJT> that contains disclosable responsive documents.

This letter serves as the City's initial response to your request and notification of the need for an extension of time to fully respond, pursuant to Government Code section 6253(c).

It is necessary to consult with a number of City departments, in order to gather and review all potentially responsive records; and prepare a comprehensive, coordinated response to your request. Therefore, the City requires an extension of time under Government Code section 6253(c), in order to complete its review of potentially responsive records, compile copies and provide a coordinated, complete response to your request as required by the Public Records Act. We will respond to your request by no later than December 16, 2019.

Thank you!
Best,

Amanda Orozco
Open Government Manager
City of San José | City Manager's Office
200 East Santa Clara Street San José, CA 95113

From: San Jose Police Department

Hello,

City Staff has identified and collected additional documents that are responsive to your request. We have prepared the enclosed SharePoint link entitled AdrienSalzberg_BilingualSJPD_111819_Produced_120519<https://sanjoseca.sharepoint.com/:f:/s/PRA/Eg9LKkXHHFFIl1_sqyk9E2sBv6l2EDVLpOJCREZrzgg-vA?e=gGqP2T> that contains disclosable responsive documents.

Please note:

· The City's Human Resources Department outsources administration of the bilingual exam and does not own the forms.

· The excel spreadsheet provided includes the number of employees at the Police Department who are certified bilingual.

This concludes the City's response to your Public Records Act request. Any person who believes that he or she has been inappropriately denied access to City of San José public records, may appeal to the City Council Rules and Open Government Committee. For more information on the appeals process, see https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/official-city-records/appeals.

Please contact me if you have any questions pertaining to your Public Records Act request at PublicRecordsRequest@sanjoseca.gov<mailto:PublicRecordsRequest@sanjoseca.gov> or (408) 535-8120.

Thank you!
Best,

Amanda Orozco
Open Government Manager
City of San José | City Manager's Office
200 East Santa Clara Street San José, CA 95113

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