ADL counterterrorism training materials

Brian Waters filed this request with the Vermont State Police of Vermont.
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From: Brian Waters


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Vermont Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) Any training materials, reading materials, textbooks, lecture notes, presentation slides, course syllabi, curricula, program schedules, or any other educational materials received by VSP regarding the ADL's leadership seminar in Israel. For reference, a news article describing the seminar and VSP's withdrawl from it is available here: https://forward.com/news/415742/new-england-police-pull-out-of-training-program-in-israel/.

2) Any marketing or planning materials received by VSP from the ADL, describing the content and scheduling of the seminar.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Brian Waters

From: Vermont State Police

Brian Waters
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 65579
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Mr. Waters,

I am writing regarding your public records request, received December 13, 2018 and addressed to the Vermont State Police ("VSP") PRA Office, for the following:

1. Any training materials, reading materials, textbooks, lecture notes, presentation slides, course syllabi, curricula, program schedules, or any other educational materials received by VSP regarding the ADL's leadership seminar in Israel;

2. Any marketing or planning materials received by VSP from the ADL, describing the content and scheduling of the seminar.

The records attached here constitute all of the records that have been identified for release in response to your request under Vermont's Public Records Act. These records include:

a. Email from Robert O. Trestan, Regional Director, ADL, to Col. Matthew Birmingham, Director, VSP, dated November 20, 2018;

b. Document entitled Take-aways from the Leadership Seminar in Israel: Resiliency and Counterterrorism, sent as an attachment to the email described in item 'a';

c. Letter from Robert O. Trestan and Talia Ben Sasson-Gordis, Sr. Associate Regional Director, ADL to Col. Matthew Birmingham, dated June 27, 2018.

The Department of Public Safety considers your request closed.

Sincerely,

Grier D. Martin
Public Records Request Specialist
Vermont Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone: (802) 241-5378
Email: Grier.Martin@vermont.gov<mailto:Grier.Martin@vermont.gov>

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