FBI Citizens Academy Rosters and Schedules

Dave Maass filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1305434-000, DOJ-AP-2018-001924
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Appeal

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From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Previously, the FBI provided me with rosters and schedules for the San Diego Field Office's FBI Citizens Academy. Those documents are online here:
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/file-84-.pdf

In this request, I seek rosters and schedules for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for every FBI Citizens Academy program in the country. Essentially, I am looking for the same documents referenced above, but from every field office.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dave Maass

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Maass,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Dave Maass

Please provide the schedules for the San Diego FBI Citizens Academy. They were not attached.

From: Dave Maass

I would like to appeal the redactions in this request. These names should not have been redacted: enrollees in the FBI Citizens Academy are public figures. By definition, they are civic leaders, either in government, business, religion, or media. The FBI frequently posts photos of graduating classes and encourages them to join a non-profit called the San Diego FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association. In the past, the FBI San Diego Citizens Academy has come under criticism for awarding spots to other federal employees and as a form of favor between business colleagues. As such, this information should be disclosed to ensure accountability.

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

An appeal to this FOIA request was submitted to your office via mail on August 16, 2016. We have not received an acknowledgement letter nor an appeal tracking number. Provision of both, as well as an update on the status of this request, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Please check the status of your FOIPA Request at http://vault.fbi.gov by clicking on "Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request" on the right side of the page, and follow the instructions below.

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Thank you,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

01/10/2018 12:02 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2018-001924

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