Gun policies & incidents (Santa Rosa County, FL)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office of Santa Rosa County, FL .
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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

All data, statistics, or reports from the year 2015 regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults

Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for the identities of individual permit or license holders, but, rather, is a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain either a permit or a license. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.)
• policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures.
• policies and procedures regarding the sale and purchase of firearms. Please include all materials regarding the appropriate qualifications for the sale or purchase of firearms. Please include materials for particular venues, if available, including but not limited to the sale and purchase of firearms at gun shows.
• policies and procedures regarding the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.
Please include all available segregable data.

All data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, from the year 2015, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• the sale and purchase of firearms.
• the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

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.

Please limit your search to all records from the year 2015.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Teichner, Julie

Our Crime Analysis Supervisor advised that the statistical information should be available from the 2015 UCR Report through the link below:

http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FSAC/UCR/2015/Counties/SantaRosa15.aspx

We do not have any policies or procedures in place regarding this type of information. We check the firearms to make sure they have not been reported as stolen or missing when we get the notices.

We are only allowed to keep the information that is provided to us regarding licenses, acquisitions and transfers etc. as a copy for Local Law Enforcement for a short period of time approximately 20 days and then they must be destroyed. We do not maintain any databases of this information.

You may be able to obtain the information that you are seeking by contacting the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the ATF or the FBI. I am not sure exactly who keeps records of all this information but it is not at the local level.

Please let me know if we can be of any additional assistance with this matter.

Julie Teichner
Records Supervisor
Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office
5755 E. Milton Rd., Milton, FL 32583
Phone #850-983-1266 Fax #850-983-1261

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From: Vanessa Nason

Hi,

Sorry, just wanted to ask a few clarifying questions. You said "We check the firearms to make sure they have not been reported as stolen or missing when we get the notices." What firearms? What notices?

You also mentioned that "We are only allowed to keep the information that is provided to us regarding licenses, acquisitions and transfers etc. as a copy for Local Law Enforcement for a short period of time approximately 20 days and then they must be destroyed. We do not maintain any databases of this information." How are you able to check if any firearms that are confiscated by your department are listed as stolen if you don't have a database?

Thanks,
Vanessa

From: Teichner, Julie

I was referring to the firearms that are listed on the firearms acquisitions, licensure, use and transfer forms required by the ATF to be filled out for these types of occurrences and sent to the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in the area, We check the serial numbers and other information on these forms and we verify that these firearms are entered in the national database of items that have been lost or stolen.

We only have records of firearms that are reported as stolen, missing or located within our jurisdiction. We do not maintain a database of who owns what firearms just reports of lost, stolen or missing property which may include firearms. The checks are run through the Florida Clearinghouse and Nationwide Clearinghouse and they maintain these databases of lost, stolen, missing. I hope this explains your questions and if you have any additional questions please let me know

Julie Teichner
Records Supervisor
Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office
5755 E. Milton Rd., Milton, FL 32583
Phone #850-983-1266 Fax #850-983-1261

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipient (s) and may contain confidential and privileged information that is exempt from public disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you have received this message in error please contact the sender (by phone or reply electronic mail) and then destroy all copies of the original message

From: Vanessa Nason

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Vanessa Nason

From: Teichner, Julie

I am glad to help anytime I can, I do not know all of the laws regarding firearms but can at least point you in the right direction.

Julie Teichner
Records Supervisor
Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office
5755 E. Milton Rd., Milton, FL 32583
Phone #850-983-1266 Fax #850-983-1261

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message and any attachments are for the sole use of the intended recipient (s) and may contain confidential and privileged information that is exempt from public disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you have received this message in error please contact the sender (by phone or reply electronic mail) and then destroy all copies of the original message

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