Mugshot publishing policy

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:

Any policies, memoranda, legal analyses, or other records regarding the Vermont State Police's practice of posting names, mugshots, and other personally identifiable information about arrestees on VSP's press releases website (for example, https://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/2018/10/westminster-barracks-dui-drugs-and.html).

Thank you,
Brian Waters

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 62100
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
Via Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Mr. Waters,

I am writing to acknowledge your public records request, received October 8, 2018 and addressed to Adam Silverman, Public Information Officer, Vermont State Police, regarding "policies, memoranda, legal analyses, or other records regarding the Vermont State Police's practice of posting names, mugshots, and other personally identifiable information about arrestees on VSP's press releases website."

We will respond to your request within three business days of the receipt of the request, by Thursday, October 11, 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

Brian Waters

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 62100
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 October 8, 2018 and addressed to Adam Silverman, Public Information Officer, Vermont State Police ("VSP"), for records encompassing VSP's policies on "names, mugshots, and other personally identifiable information about arrestees on VSP's press release website."

The following record has been identified for release under Vermont's Public Records Act:

VSP-DIR-350 Press Release and Public Information Policy, revised September 26, 2017

The Department of Public Safety considers your request closed. Please contact me if you have any questions.

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 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.

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