Metropolitan Police Department Expendature Requests

Grant Colby filed this request with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the United States of America.
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2023-FOIA-05433

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From: Grant Colby

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

-Monthly Expense reports between January 2018 and November 2022.

-Itemized reports and receipts over the same date range detailing what was purchased and spent each month across the entirety of the MPD, including office expenses such as new office equipment and bonuses such as sign-on benefits.
If these documents exist on per-precinct bases and a total across the entirety of the Metropolitan Police Department, both are requested.

As per response of the MPD of D.C., I have been instructed to direct this request to this office.

In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am an affiliate of HIPS DC and will be using this information for internal analysis.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Grant Colby

From: Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Hell Mr. Colby,

This FOIA request is for the Executive Office of the Mayor. Please use link below to submit.

https://foia-dc.gov/App/Index.aspx

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Office of the Chief Financial Officer
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From: Office of the Chief Financial Officer

April 23, 2023

Grant Colby
MuckRock News DEPT MR#141075
263 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: FOIA Request No.: 2023-FOIA-05433

Dear Mr. Colby,

This e-mail in is response to the above-referenced Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the following:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

-Monthly Expense reports between January 2018 and November 2022.

-Itemized reports and receipts over the same date range detailing what was purchased and spent each month across the entirety of the MPD, including office expenses such as new office equipment and bonuses such as sign-on benefits.

If these documents exist on per-precinct bases and a total across the entirety of the Metropolitan Police Department, both are requested.

Please be advised, you may access the Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD) budget for each district for the subject years listed in your request at the following links:

https://cfo.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ocfo/publication/attachments/fa_mpd_chapter_2021m.pdf

https://cfo.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ocfo/publication/attachments/fa_mpd_chapter_2022m.pdf

Please know that, under D.C. Official Code § 2-537 and 1 DCMR § 412, you have the right to appeal this letter to the Mayor or to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. If you elect to appeal to the Mayor, your appeal must be in writing and contain "Freedom of Information Act Appeal" or "FOIA Appeal" in the subject line of the letter as well on the outside of the envelope. The appeal must include (1) a copy of the original request; (2) a copy of any written denial; (3) a statement of the circumstances, reasons, and/or arguments advanced in support of disclosure; and (4) a daytime telephone number, an e-mail and/or U.S. mailing address at which you can be reached.

The appeal must be mailed to: The Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel, FOIA Appeal, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 407, Washington, D.C. 20004. Electronic versions of the same information can instead be e-mailed to The Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel at foia.appeals@dc.gov<mailto:foia.appeals@dc.gov>. Further, a copy of all appeal materials must be forwarded to the Freedom of Information Officer of the involved agency, or to the agency head of that agency, if there is no designated Freedom of Information Officer there. Failure to follow these administrative steps will result in delay in the processing and commencement of a response to your appeal to the Mayor.
Regards,

Lisa Archie-Mills
Supervisory FOIA Specialist
Freedom of Information Act Office (FOIA)
300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 4153
Metropolitan Police Department
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 727-3721
lisa.archie-mills@dc.gov<mailto:lisa.archie-mills@dc.gov>

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From: Office of the Chief Financial Officer

This is an automated message from the DC Government FOIA system. Dear Grant Colby, The status for your request is below. Please log into https://foia-dc.gov/palMain.aspx and go to Request Status. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the agency's FOIA office that you had submitted your FOIA request to. You can communicate directly with the FOIA office by clicking on Inbox, search the request number, and then click Compose Message. OR, visit to see a list DC Government FOIA Office’s/officer’s contact information and have your Request ID ready. (https://dc.gov/node/818962) Contact FOIA Office Request status: In Process Request ID: 2023-FOIA-05433 Description: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:-Monthly Expense reports between January 2018 and November 2022.-Itemized reports and receipts over the same date range detailing what was purchased and spent each month across the entirety of the MPD, including office expenses such as new office equipment and bonuses such as sign-on benefits.If these documents exist on per-precinct bases and a total across the entirety of the Metropolitan Police Department, both are requested.As per response of the MPD of D.C., I have been instructed to direct this request to this office.In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am an affiliate of HIPS DC and will be using this information for internal analysis.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 20 business days, as the statute requires. Regards,
DC Government FOIA Portal

From: Office of the Chief Financial Officer

This is an automated message from the DC Government FOIA system. Dear Grant Colby, The status for your request is below. Please log into https://foia-dc.gov/palMain.aspx and go to Request Status. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the agency's FOIA office that you had submitted your FOIA request to. You can communicate directly with the FOIA office by clicking on Inbox, search the request number, and then click Compose Message. OR, visit to see a list DC Government FOIA Office’s/officer’s contact information and have your Request ID ready. (https://dc.gov/node/818962) Contact FOIA Office Request status: Closed Request ID: 2023-FOIA-05433 Description: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:-Monthly Expense reports between January 2018 and November 2022.-Itemized reports and receipts over the same date range detailing what was purchased and spent each month across the entirety of the MPD, including office expenses such as new office equipment and bonuses such as sign-on benefits.If these documents exist on per-precinct bases and a total across the entirety of the Metropolitan Police Department, both are requested.As per response of the MPD of D.C., I have been instructed to direct this request to this office.In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am an affiliate of HIPS DC and will be using this information for internal analysis.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 20 business days, as the statute requires. Regards,
DC Government FOIA Portal

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