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|Submitted||July 13, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:
Training plan submitted to the Department of Defense's Connecticut state coordinator for Stamford PD's "COMBAT/ASSAULT/TACTICAL WHEELED VEHICLE" (NSN: 2355-DS-COM-BTV2) - as described in the below statement from Michelle McCaskill, spokesperson for the Defense Logistics Agency:
"It has always been the responsibility of each state’s designated coordinator to ensure that each and every Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) is trained on the equipment they received from the 1033 program. LEAs are required to certify to DoD through the state coordinator they have a training plan for an asset that requires specialized training, to include armored vehicles and aircraft, before the equipment is issued. LESO receives a copy of the plan only – the approval process is at the state coordinator level."
Please also include any documents used in the training, or internal memos and records referencing either the training plan or the training itself.
I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.
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 4 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Mr. Welch:
I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. The file number assigned to this matter is above. Please refer to this file number on all future correspondence. Your request was directed to the Stamford Police Department, and asked for the training plan submitted to DOD CT State Coordinator re SPD's Combat/assault/tactical wheeled vehicle.
Please be advised that your request is being reviewed, and that non-exempt records will be provided promptly. Your patience is appreciated as we work to gather the documents for review. Additionally, please be aware there may be a fee associated with providing copies of these documents. If there is some deadline or timing requirement, please advise so we can do our best to accommodate. Also, please let me know if you wish to make an appointment to inspect documents during business hours.
I have not had the opportunity to consult with the custodian of the records to determine if responsive documents exist, and what the likely timeframe is for production, but did not want to delay the acknowledgement that your request for records has been received.
I am the Freedom of Information Officer for the City. As such, you may feel free to direct your questions regarding this process to my attention. You may direct your requests for substantive updates or status directly to the custodian of the records.
Thank you -
Amy J. LiVolsi, Esq.
Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Stamford Office of Legal Affairs
888 Washington Boulevard
P.O. Box 10152
Stamford, CT 06904-2152
Fax: (203) 977-5560
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A no responsive documents response.