Bail Enforcement Agents (Department of Commerce and Insurance)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Department of Commerce and Insurance of Tennessee.


From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Tennessee's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to bail enforcement Agents also known as BEA's, Bounty Hunters, bail agents, bail recovery agents, bail recovery agents, skip tracers, or fugitive recovery agents. An itemized list of the records I am requesting about BEA's follows:

-Any training material including syllabi, power point presentations, or any distributed reading material. Please conduct this portion of the search from 1/1/05 to the date this request was processed on.

-Any regulations, policies, guidelines, or any other rules made to limit or manage what a BEA can and cannot do.

-Use of force policies for BEA's.

-All complaints against any BEA licensed or permitted by this agency with the following date range: 1/1/05 to the date this request is processed on.

-Financial documentation concerning the gross income of the Bail Enforcement industry in the state. In addition or in the event the agency does not keep documentation about the overall finances going to Bail Enforcement, any documentation about billing, salary/payment range, or potential benefits are also requested.

-Number of injuries and fatalities reported per year from the Bail Enforcement industry.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Curtis Waltman

From: Carey Kefauver

Mr. Waltman,

This is to acknowledge receipt on April 21, 2017, of your email requesting copies of public records pertaining to bail enforcement agents. Section 10-7-503(a)(2)(A) of the Tennessee Code limits access to such records to a "citizen of this state." As a result, we are unable to provide the requested documents.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Carey Kefauver| Assistant General Counsel
General Civil Section
Davy Crockett Tower, 8th Floor
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