ShotSpotter Activations - Springfield, MA

JPat Brown filed this request with the Springfield Police Department of Springfield, MA.


From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of recordings and ShotSpotter reports for all ShotSpotter activations in Springfield from 2015 to present.

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, 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 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.


JPat Brown

From: Stone, Andrea

The City's response to your Public Records Request is attached.

Should you be aggrieved by this response, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records in the Massachusetts Secretary of State's Office pursuant to 950 CMR 32.00 and G.L. c. 66, §10(b).

Thank you
Andrea L. Stone, Paralegal
City of Springfield/Law Department
36 Court Street, Room 210
Springfield, MA 01103
413-787-6085 Law Dept.
Fax 413-787-6173

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From: JPat Brown


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

JPat Brown