Suicide prevention policies (Worcester County Sheriff's Office)

Andrew Quemere filed this request with the Worcester County Sheriff's Office of Worcester County, MA.
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From: Andrew Quemere

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

* All policies, procedures, and training materials related to suicide and suicide prevention

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Andrew Quemere

From: Cook, Diane

In response to your electronic public records request dated May 11, 2017 for, "All policies, procedures, and training materials related to suicide and suicide prevention," please find attached copies of the following policies and procedures, and related forms*:

932.09 Sick Call

932.13 Mental Health Services and Suicide Prevention Policy
940.01 Admission, Orientation, Property Control & Release
942.00 Classification
950.00 Visiting

There are no further documents responsive to your requests; therefore we are not required to provide additional information. There are no fees for this response.
* XJail is referring to our facility software system so there is no paper form to attach.

Diane M. Cook

Public Records Officer
Worcester County Sheriff's Office
5 Paul X. Tivnan Drive
West Boylston, MA 01583
Ph 508-854-1927
Fx 508-854-1819
WCSOPRR@sdw.state.ma.us<mailto:WCSOPRR@sdw.state.ma.us>

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