Fines and Fees in Operating Budget (Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department of Savannah, GA.
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Communications

From: Janice Harris

Good Afternoon

You will need to fax to 912-525-1748 that is our open records line

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

* A copy of any official calculations of revenue coming from court fees and fines between FY 11 and FY 15, or calendar year 2010 and calendar 2014 if your government operates on a calendar year budget cycle.

* Accounts Receivable databases that cover fines and fees paid for government services by individuals, rather than businesses. This would include Revenue Journals that cover such payments, as well as other financial statements that cover income from fees and fines.

* Any logs of appeals of fines that is kept by this agency, including, if the log has it, outcome of the appeal, payments made, and other fields that are present in such a log.

*A copy of contracts with any vendors that help manage the assignment, collection, or management of fees and citation information. This would include contracts with vendors that provide parking ticket software, for example, as well as court fees.

*The record layout for any databases that are used to track the assignment, collection, or management of fees, fines and citations. This would just be a copy of the header columns in these databases, and not the information in the databases.

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 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

From: Elaine Nelson


From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

* A copy of any official calculations of revenue coming from court fees and fines between FY 11 and FY 15, or calendar year 2010 and calendar 2014 if your government operates on a calendar year budget cycle.

* Accounts Receivable databases that cover fines and fees paid for government services by individuals, rather than businesses. This would include Revenue Journals that cover such payments, as well as other financial statements that cover income from fees and fines.

* Any logs of appeals of fines that is kept by this agency, including, if the log has it, outcome of the appeal, payments made, and other fields that are present in such a log.

*A copy of contracts with any vendors that help manage the assignment, collection, or management of fees and citation information. This would include contracts with vendors that provide parking ticket software, for example, as well as court fees.

*The record layout for any databases that are used to track the assignment, collection, or management of fees, fines and citations. This would just be a copy of the header columns in these databases, and not the information in the databases.

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 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

From: Dorine Brown

Please give records a call in reference to this request

Dorine Brown
Records Supervisor
SCMPD
295 Police Memorial Dr.
912-652-6680 ph
912-652-6599 fax

From: Tamara T. Salley

Good morning,
In reference to the request for records sent to our office, we are trying our best efforts to contact you. We have received some requests from you that were follow ups from an original sent on 07/28/2016. We do not have record of a request on 07/28/2016. I received a request from you on August 3, 2016, today is my third day handling the request and I wanted let you know that I am doing my best to complete it. What are you in need of and is there a good contact, fax number that I can use? Please get back with me when you can. I am glad to help you and look forward to speaking with you. Have a good day, take care.

Respectfully,

Tamara T. Salley, Records Technician
SCMPD/Special Operations/ Information Management Division
295 Police Memorial Drive.
Desk: 912-652-6674
Fax: 912-652-6599
TSalley@Savannahga.Gov

From: Tamara T. Salley


From: Michael Morisy

Hi, the best e-mail to use is requests@muckrock.com, and the office phone number is 617-299-1832. Feel free to contact us any time, and we will work with you on limiting the request if need be. We are most interested in the amount of fines/fees that are collected, how they are managed, and the rate of appeals. Thank you so much for your time, we look forward to hearing from you.

From: Tamara T. Salley

Good afternoon,
I am trying to contact the office. May you please contact me at 912-652-6674. The given number is saying that the Google subscriber is not available. Please get back with me when you can.

Respectfully,

Tamara T. Salley
SCMPD Records Unit

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