Entering Home Policies and Complaints (Tampa Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Tampa Police Department of Tampa, FL.
Multi Request Entering Home Policies and Complaints


From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

This request has a date range of January 1st 2013 to the date this request is processed.

All policies, rules, and regulations regarding the entering of homes. This is not just a request for policies regarding when officers can enter homes, with a warrant or without, although that too is included, but this is a request for information on the regulations regarding how police can do that, what they can and cannot do.

-All complaints the Department has received in the time frame noted above from citizens who had their homes entered by officers. That is to say, this is a request for complaints regarding domicile entrance by police.

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.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Curtis Waltman

From: Stephen Hegarty

I received your request. The attachment is in response to the first part of your request. The second part of your request (for "all complaints") will take some time and, as such, will involve a fee. I will be happy to notify you of the amount in advance.

From: Curtis Waltman

Hi Mr. Hegarty,

Thank you for the heads up, if the cost is very high, as in very much over $50, please let me know and I would be happy to reduce the scope to something more reasonable for both of us. Thank you!

Curtis Waltman

From: Tampa Police Department

See the attachment. This represents the only complaint of this kind in the time frame you requested. In an earlier email I sent you our policy.