law enforcement trip to israel (Vermont State Police)

Leila Young filed this request with the Vermont State Police of Vermont.
Due Oct. 5, 2018
Est. Completion Oct. 16, 2018
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Leila Young


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Emails (including any attachments) that fit the following criteria:

1) Sent or received between March 1st, 2018, and the latest possible date (i.e. today's date October 1st, 2018, or the latest possible date available in the email system, as the systems are often up to a month behind)

2) Between email addresses associated with the police department to which this request is addressed and one (or all) of the these four addresses: jstuckey@adl.org, taliab@adl.org, rtrestan@adl.org or ejarvis@adl.org

3) Containing in the subject line or body of the message one or more of the following search terms:

'Israel' 

'NECTS' 

’New England’

'Counter-Terrorism' 
‘Counter’
‘Terrorism’

'Seminar' 
‘Session’


The emails are likely to contain, but may not be limited to, the following attachments:
—Participant roster
—Participant booklet
—Program or trip itinerary
—Travel and accommodation information

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,

Leila Young

From: Vermont State Police

Leila Young
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 61909
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Ms. Young,

I am writing to acknowledge your public records request, dated October 2, 2018 and addressed to Adam Silverman, Public Information Officer, Vermont State Police, regarding emails between the Vermont State Police and the following four email addresses: jstuckey@adl.org<mailto:jstuckey@adl.org>, taliab@adl.org<mailto:taliab@adl.org>, rtrestan@adl.org<mailto:rtrestan@adl.org>, and ejarvis@adl.org<mailto:ejarvis@adl.org>, from March 1, 2018 to October 1, 2018.

We will respond to your request within three business days of the receipt of the request, by Friday, October 5, 2018.

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>

The information transmitted by the following e-mail is intended only for the addressee and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. If you are not the intended receipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email message is strictly prohibited. If you received this communication in error, please contact us immediately at 802-241-5200 and delete this email from your computer or network system. Thank you.

From: Vermont State Police

Leila Young
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 61909
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Ms. Young,

I am writing regarding your public records request, dated October 2, 2018 and addressed to Adam Silverman, Public Information Officer, Vermont State Police, regarding emails, including attachments, between the Vermont State Police and the following four email addresses: jstuckey@adl.org<mailto:jstuckey@adl.org>, taliab@adl.org<mailto:taliab@adl.org>, rtrestan@adl.org<mailto:rtrestan@adl.org>, and ejarvis@adl.org<mailto:ejarvis@adl.org>, from March 1, 2018 to October 1, 2018 (or latest possible date). You specifically requested emails containing in the subject line or body of the message one or more of the following search terms: Israel, NECTS, New England, Counter-Terrorism, Counter, Terrorism, Seminar, Session.

Because of “the need to search for, collect, and appropriately examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records that are demanded in a single request,” the ten business day extension is invoked to process your request. See 1 V.S.A. § 318(b)(5)(B) (2018).

The Department of Public Safety intends to respond to your request with all practicable speed, however, depending on the amount of records requiring review, we may need additional time beyond the ten days. If this circumstance arises, we will notify you as soon as possible.

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>

The information transmitted by the following e-mail is intended only for the addressee and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. If you are not the intended receipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email message is strictly prohibited. If you received this communication in error, please contact us immediately at 802-241-5200 and delete this email from your computer or network system. Thank you.

From: Vermont State Police

Please see below the email I sent to you on Friday, October 5 regarding your public records request. We are attempting to send you a complete response by October 16. However, depending on the amount of records requiring review, we may need additional time.

From: Vermont State Police

Dear Ms. Young,

Please see below the email I sent to you on Friday, October 5, 2018. The email address listed in your original request appears to be different than the email address listed in your latest correspondence. Could you please respond to this so that I know I am using the correct address? Thank you.

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>

The information transmitted by the following e-mail is intended only for the addressee and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. If you are not the intended receipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email message is strictly prohibited. If you received this communication in error, please contact us immediately at 802-241-5200 and delete this email from your computer or network system. Thank you.

From: Vermont State Police

Dear Ms. Young,

I have sent you three emails using the email addresses you provided, but it seems they did not reach you. If you would like to email me directly, my email address is: grier.martin@vermont.gov . I am assisting Adam Silverman, Public Information Officer, Vermont State Police, with this records request.

Sincerely,

Grier D. Martin
Public Records Request Specialist
Vermont Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone: (802) 241-5378

From: Leila Young

Dear Grier,

I apologize for the communication issues. It's true I haven't received your other messages. If you could re-send them, responding directly to this message, I'd geatly appreciate it!

Thank you,
Leila

From: Vermont State Police

Hello Ms. Young, please see below the text of the emails I sent to you on 10/8, 10/5, and 10/2. We are aiming to respond fully to your request by 10/16.

-Grier Martin

Dear Ms. Young,

Please see below the email I sent to you on Friday, October 5, 2018. The email address listed in your original request appears to be different than the email address listed in your latest correspondence. Could you please respond to this so that I know I am using the correct address? Thank you.

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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Leila Young
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 61909
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Ms. Young,

I am writing regarding your public records request, dated October 2, 2018 and addressed to Adam Silverman, Public Information Officer, Vermont State Police, regarding emails, including attachments, between the Vermont State Police and the following four email addresses: jstuckey@adl.org<mailto:jstuckey@adl.org>, taliab@adl.org<mailto:taliab@adl.org>, rtrestan@adl.org<mailto:rtrestan@adl.org>, and ejarvis@adl.org<mailto:ejarvis@adl.org>, from March 1, 2018 to October 1, 2018 (or latest possible date). You specifically requested emails containing in the subject line or body of the message one or more of the following search terms: Israel, NECTS, New England, Counter-Terrorism, Counter, Terrorism, Seminar, Session.

Because of “the need to search for, collect, and appropriately examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records that are demanded in a single request,” the ten business day extension is invoked to process your request. See 1 V.S.A. § 318(b)(5)(B) (2018).

The Department of Public Safety intends to respond to your request with all practicable speed, however, depending on the amount of records requiring review, we may need additional time beyond the ten days. If this circumstance arises, we will notify you as soon as possible.

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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Leila Young
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 61909
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Ms. Young,

I am writing to acknowledge your public records request, dated October 2, 2018 and addressed to Adam Silverman, Public Information Officer, Vermont State Police, regarding emails between the Vermont State Police and the following four email addresses: jstuckey@adl.org<mailto:jstuckey@adl.org>, taliab@adl.org<mailto:taliab@adl.org>, rtrestan@adl.org<mailto:rtrestan@adl.org>, and ejarvis@adl.org<mailto:ejarvis@adl.org>, from March 1, 2018 to October 1, 2018.

We will respond to your request within three business days of the receipt of the request, by Friday, October 5, 2018.

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>

From: Leila Young

Dear Grier,

Thank you for sending this information, and apologies again for the email tech issues with the Muckrock service. I look forward to being in touch.

Sincerely,
Leila

From: Vermont State Police

Leila Young
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 61909
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Leila,

I am writing regarding your public records request, dated October 2, 2018 and addressed to Adam Silverman, Public Information Officer, Vermont State Police ("VSP"), regarding emails, including attachments, between the VSP and the following four email addresses: jstuckey@adl.org<mailto:jstuckey@adl.org>, taliab@adl.org<mailto:taliab@adl.org>, rtrestan@adl.org<mailto:rtrestan@adl.org>, and ejarvis@adl.org<mailto:ejarvis@adl.org>, from March 1, 2018 to October 1, 2018 (or latest possible date). You specifically requested emails containing in the subject line or body of the message one or more of the following search terms: Israel, NECTS, New England, Counter-Terrorism, Counter, Terrorism, Seminar, Session.

Please be advised that, due to security concerns, the VSP will not confirm or deny travel plans of any employee prior to travel, pursuant to the exemption to the inspection and copying of public records under 1 V.S.A. § 317(c)(25). In accordance with this policy and the statutory exemption, we have no records to release in response to your request at this time.

This exemption is not indefinite, however, and you are free to renew your request at a later date.

If you believe that a record has been withheld in error, you may call me at the number below, or you may appeal this decision. If you choose to file an appeal, we request you do so in writing to:

Commissioner Thomas D. Anderson
Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671

Sincerely,

Grier

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>

The information transmitted by the following e-mail is intended only for the addressee and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email message is strictly prohibited. If you received this communication in error, please contact us immediately at 802-244-8727 and delete this email from your computer or network system. Thank you.

From: Leila Young

Dear Grier,

Other departments have successfully sent me documents in response to my request that do not confirm or deny their employee's travel before it occurs.

These documents have included:

--Invitations to seminars and trainings (without the department's response)
--Programs or agendas

Departments have sent me these documents without providing any information regarding their participation in the programs.

Thank you for your attention to this matter and I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,
Leila

From: Vermont State Police

Leila Young
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 61909
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Leila,

I am writing in response to your October 18, 2018 email addressed to me about your earlier October 2, 2018 public records request, addressed to Adam Silverman, Public Information Officer, Vermont State Police ("VSP"), requesting emails, including attachments, between the VSP and the following four email addresses: jstuckey@adl.org<mailto:jstuckey@adl.org>, taliab@adl.org<mailto:taliab@adl.org>, rtrestan@adl.org<mailto:rtrestan@adl.org>, and ejarvis@adl.org<mailto:ejarvis@adl.org>, from March 1, 2018 to October 1, 2018 (or latest possible date). In your October 2, 2018 request you specifically requested emails containing in the subject line or body of the message one or more of the following search terms: Israel, NECTS, New England, Counter-Terrorism, Counter, Terrorism, Seminar, Session.

On October 16, 2018, we responded that we could not release the requested documents to you due to security concerns, because VSP will not confirm or deny travel plans of any employee prior to travel, pursuant to the exemption to the inspection and copying of public records under 1 V.S.A. § 317(c)(25). We also advised you that this exemption to the release of documents is not indefinite, and that you could renew your request at a later date.

In your October 18, 2018 email you requested that we release any invitations, programs or agendas we possess that meet the terms of your original request. We have determined that the two following documents, redacting information exempt under 1 V.S.A. § 317(c)(25), fulfill this request without revealing the travel plans of any VSP employee prior to travel:

1. Invitation, dated June 27, 2018, from Robert O. Trestan and Talia Ben Sasson-Gordis of the Anti-Defamation League

2. Email, dated June 28, 2018, from Talia Ben Sasson-Gordis of the Anti-Defamation League, referencing the invitation described in item 1

We have not located any other records that would fulfill your October 18, 2018 request.

If you believe that I have misinterpreted your October 18, 2018 email, or you believe information in the provided records has been withheld in error, you may call me at the number below, or you may appeal this decision. If you choose to file an appeal, we request you do so in writing to:

Commissioner Thomas D. Anderson
Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671

Sincerely,

Grier

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>

The information transmitted by the following e-mail is intended only for the addressee and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email message is strictly prohibited. If you received this communication in error, please contact us immediately at 802-244-8727 and delete this email from your computer or network system. Thank you.

From: Leila Young

Thank you Grier. I understand you cannot confirm or deny future travel of your employees. Therefore I would like to be in touch with your department once the trip in question is over on December 11th, at which point I will ask that my request for any documents and emails related to the trip be completed in full.

Sincerely,
Leila

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