FOI processing manuals, lists and instructions (Metropolitan Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC.

It is a clone of this request.

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Multi Request FOI processing manuals, lists and instructions
Due Aug. 3, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any internal manuals, instructions, forms or checksheets for how the law enforcement agency processes records requests.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Dear Mrs./Mrs. Best, This office isin receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Your FOIA requestnumber is 2018-FOIA-06245 and your assigned FOIA Specialist is Lisa Archie-Mills If you have anyquestions regarding your request, please contact the assigned FOIA Specialistat (202) 727-3721.  For ease of reference, we ask that you have your FOIARequest Number available when you contact our office. Fee Notification There is no fee tosubmit a FOIA request. However, you may be charged fees for searching,reviewing, and reproducing records. The Metropolitan Police Department maycharge the following fees:

Searching for records: $16.00 to $40.00 per hour based on the pay grade of the personnel who performs the search and with the first hour free
Charges for initial review of documents: $16.00 to $40.00 per hour based on the pay grade of the personnel who performs the review and with the first hour free
Photocopies: $0.25 per page
Document certification: $1.00 per document to certify a document as true copy of an agency record
The direct cost of any service or material for which no fee has been established

Please be aware that you may have to pay search and/or review fees even if the search does not locate any responsive records or if records are located but are withheld as exempt. See DC Official Code § 2-532 and 1 DCMR § 408.
A cursory review of your request indicates the fee for processing this request will be in excess of $50.00.
Please advise this office within five (5) business days from the date of this notification, your willingness to pay. In the meantime your request will be placed on hold pursuant to 1 DMCR § 405.6. If MPD does not receive your response within five (5) business days from the date of this notification, it will presume that you are no longer interested in pursuing your request and will close the request as constructively withdrawn
Regards, LatrinaCrumlin StaffAssistant MetropolitanPolice Department 300Indiana Avenue, Rm 4153 Washington, DC 20001


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