Communications with CBP (Taunton Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Taunton Police Department of Taunton, MA.


From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

Any records of communication with US Customs and Border Protection. I would like the date range for this search to be 1/27/17 to the date this request is processed on.

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 business days, as the statute requires.


Curtis Waltman

From: Lt. Paul D. Roderick

I have received your request for public records regarding the Taunton Police Department's communication with US Customs and Border Protection from 01/27/17 to present.
At this time I am not aware of any communications or any records that we keep of communications with the US Customs and Border Protection.

However, if we had any records specifically, directly and narrowly related to your request we would invoke Exemption (f)- The Investigatory Exemption.
"The Investigative exemption provides custodians a basis of withholding when the investigatory materials necessarily complied out of the public view by law enforcement or other investigatory officials the disclosure of which materials would probably so prejudice the possibility of effective law enforcement that such disclosure would not be in the public interest."

You have the right to file an appeal with the Supervisor of Records who shall issue a determination on the public status of the records you requested.


PAUL D. RODERICK, Administrative Lieutenant
Taunton Police Department
23 Summer St Taunton, MA 02780
Office: (508) 824-7522


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