St. Louis County Police Department staff roster

Phil Mocek filed this request with the St. Louis County Police Department of St. Louis County, MO.
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From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Police Department staff roster including but not limited to first and last names, job titles, and badge, serial, and other identifying numbers. In order of preference, I would prefer that this data be provided as: OpenDocument spreadsheet, comma-separated-values (i.e., "CSV"), Excel spreadsheet, or the native electronic format of the software from which this information is retrieved in fulfillment of my request. I specifically request that you not create a new record for me by printing your electronic record then scanning it to make a series of images of the printed data.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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,

Phil Mocek

From: Burk, Jeff

Mr. Mocek:

I have received your request. I estimate it should be completed by the end of next week. I will notify you of the costs prior to then.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Burk, Jeff

In reference to your request of "Police Department staff roster including but not limited to first and last names, job titles, and badge, serial, and other identifying numbers." I am able to provide the first and last names and job title. Other information you requested is considered a closed record per 610.021 (13) RSMo.

You will need to send a check payable to St. Louis County for $42.38. Once payment is received, I can send the file electronically. Please include this email with your payment.

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department’s many other responsibilities, requests for records may take up to approximately 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

From: Phil Mocek

Dear Mr. Burk:

Please provide an accounting of your calculation of $42.38 as the cost of e-mailing a spreadsheet to me.

I disagree with your assertion that the public should not be allowed to know the badge or serial numbers of your staff. These numbers are often the only way that the public have of identifying our peace officers. I urge you to reconsider.

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: Burk, Jeff

A computer programmer was used to fulfill the request. That person makes $42.38 per hour. It took her one hour to complete.

As noted in my previous email, the other information is considered a closed record.

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department’s many other responsibilities, requests for records may take up to approximately 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Burk, Jeff

I have previously responded to this. I have highlighted the portion for your reference.

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department’s many other responsibilities, requests for records may take up to approximately 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

From: Burk, Jeff

I recently received a salary list of all County government employees that I can provide free of charge if you would like that.

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department’s many other responsibilities, requests for records may take up to approximately 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

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