Different Police Department Annual Summary Reports

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Dear Town of Clinton,

This is an OPRA request. Please send your response in PDF form.

1. I seek your police department’s Internal Affairs Annual Summary Reports for the year of 2018.

2. I seek a copy of the police department's Public Synopsis of Disciplinary Actions for the year 2018. This report is required pursuant to Requirement 10 of the Attorney General’s Internal Affairs Police.

3. I seek a copy of the police department’s Vehicular Pursuit Summary Reports for the year 2018.

4. I would like all of your police department’s Use of Force Reports from January 1, 2019 to January 31, 2019.

5. I would like all of your police department’s Police Use of Deadly Force Attorney General Deadly Notification Reports for the year 2018.

Yours faithfully,

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Ceil Covino, Town of Clinton

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[Subject only] RE: OPRA request - Different Police Department Annual Summary Reports

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Dear Ceil Covino,

Please send the documents for #2 in pdf form without any links.

Yours sincerely,

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Ceil Covino, Town of Clinton

Not sure what you are referring to

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Dear Ceil Covino,

2. I seek a copy of the police department's Public Synopsis of Disciplinary Actions for the year 2018. This report is required pursuant to Requirement 10 of the Attorney General’s Internal Affairs Police.

Yours sincerely,

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Brett Matheis, Town of Clinton

Ceil Covino, Town of Clinton

There was no disciplinary action so there is nothing to send. All internal affairs summary reports are on the website every year so request #2 is the same as the other request which was already given. If you wish to review, www.clintonnj.police.com on the professional standards tab. The last couple years are there too.

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Dear Ceil Covino,

2. I seek a copy of the police department's Public Synopsis of Disciplinary Actions for the year 2018. This report is required pursuant to Requirement 10 of the Attorney General’s Internal Affairs Police.

Please comply with the OPRA law and provide the documents in the format that I originally asked for.

I retrieved this information from the GRC Handbook for Records Custodians. It's located on page 18 of the Fifth Edition – January 2011 for your information

OPRA provides that a custodian must permit access to a government record and provide a copy of the record(s) in the medium requested, if the public agency maintains the record in that medium. If the custodian does not maintain the record in the medium requested, he/she must:

Convert the record to the medium requested; or Provide the record in some other meaningful medium (meaningful to the requestor). N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.d.
If the agency maintains the record in the medium requested, the custodian can only charge the actual cost of copying (e.g. the cost of the floppy disk or CD-ROM). However, a custodian may impose a special service charge related to conversion for:

Extensive use of technology; and Labor for programming, clerical and supervisory assistance that may be required. The special service charge must be based on the cost of the technology and labor actually incurred. This may include charges incurred by an outside vendor. N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.c.
Before undertaking any conversion to another medium or taking other major actions that would result in the imposition of a special charge, the custodian must first inform the requestor that a special charge will be incurred and give the requestor the opportunity to accept or reject the extra fee. If the requestor objects to the special charge and refuses to pay it, the custodian may deny the request for access to the record. However, if the requestor is willing to pay for it, the agency has the responsibility to provide access to the government record in the requested format.

Yours sincerely,

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Ceil Covino, Town of Clinton

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Dear Ceil Covino,

I still didn't receive any documents for #2.

2. I seek a copy of the police department's Public Synopsis of Disciplinary Actions for the year 2018. This report is required pursuant to Requirement 10 of the Attorney General’s Internal Affairs Police.

Please comply with the OPRA law and provide the documents in the format that I originally asked for.

I retrieved this information from the GRC Handbook for Records Custodians. It's located on page 18 of the Fifth Edition – January 2011 for your information
OPRA provides that a custodian must permit access to a government record and provide a copy of the record(s) in the medium requested, if the public agency maintains the record in that medium. If the custodian does not maintain the record in the medium requested, he/she must:

Convert the record to the medium requested; or Provide the record in some other meaningful medium (meaningful to the requestor). N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.d.
If the agency maintains the record in the medium requested, the custodian can only charge the actual cost of copying (e.g. the cost of the floppy disk or CD-ROM). However, a custodian may impose a special service charge related to conversion for:

Extensive use of technology; and Labor for programming, clerical and supervisory assistance that may be required. The special service charge must be based on the cost of the technology and labor actually incurred. This may include charges incurred by an outside vendor. N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.c.
Before undertaking any conversion to another medium or taking other major actions that would result in the imposition of a special charge, the custodian must first inform the requestor that a special charge will be incurred and give the requestor the opportunity to accept or reject the extra fee. If the requestor objects to the special charge and refuses to pay it, the custodian may deny the request for access to the record. However, if the requestor is willing to pay for it, the agency has the responsibility to provide access to the government record in the requested format.

Yours sincerely,

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Nancy Burgess, Town of Clinton

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Please find attached the additional information for the OPRA request.

 

Nancy Burgess

Deputy Clerk

Town of Clinton
43 Leigh Street, P.O. Box 5194
Clinton, NJ 08809
908-735-8616 (phone)
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To: Ceil Covino <[3][Town of Clinton request email]>

Subject: RE: OPRA request - Different Police Department Annual Summary
Reports

 

Dear Ceil Covino,

 

2. I seek a copy of the police department's Public Synopsis of
Disciplinary Actions for the year 2018. This report is required pursuant
to Requirement 10 of the Attorney General’s Internal Affairs Police.

 

Please comply with the OPRA law and provide the documents in the format
that I originally asked for.

 

I retrieved this information from the GRC Handbook for Records Custodians.
It's located on page 18 of the Fifth Edition – January 2011 for your
information

 

OPRA provides that a custodian must permit access to a government record
and provide a copy of the record(s) in the medium requested, if the public
agency maintains the record in that medium. If the custodian does not
maintain the record in the medium requested, he/she must:

Convert the record to the medium requested; or Provide the record in some
other meaningful medium (meaningful to the requestor). N.J.S.A.

47:1A-5.d.

If the agency maintains the record in the medium requested, the custodian
can only charge the actual cost of copying (e.g. the cost of the floppy
disk or CD-ROM). However, a custodian may impose a special service charge
related to conversion for:

Extensive use of technology; and Labor for programming, clerical and
supervisory assistance that may be required. The special service charge
must be based on the cost of the technology and labor actually incurred.

This may include charges incurred by an outside vendor. N.J.S.A.

47:1A-5.c.

Before undertaking any conversion to another medium or taking other major
actions that would result in the imposition of a special charge, the
custodian must first inform the requestor that a special charge will be
incurred and give the requestor the opportunity to accept or reject the
extra fee. If the requestor objects to the special charge and refuses to
pay it, the custodian may deny the request for access to the record.
However, if the requestor is willing to pay for it, the agency has the
responsibility to provide access to the government record in the requested
format.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

ASK NJ Media Co.

 

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