Dear Berkeley Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

Letter of Resignation, memorandum of separation as well as any and all documentation relating to the separation of Employment of Patrick Stesnar and the Township of Berkeley and the Berkeley Township Police Department.

Yours faithfully,

J.D.

Karen Stallings, Berkeley Township

1. Letter of Resignation - The Township has no Document responsive to your request

2. memorandum of separation - The Township has no Document responsive to your request

3. as any and all documentation relating to the separation of Employment Denied as per N.J.S.A. 47:1A-10 23) Personnel and pension records, except specific information identified as follows: a. An individual’s name, title, position, salary, payroll record, length of service, date of separation and the reason for such separation, and the amount and type of any pension received,

Date of Separation 02/28/2018

Reason for such separation : Retired

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Dear Karen Stallings,

You state that there is no written record of separation. However, you state the reason is “retired”. If there is no written record how can you know that. Also, in NJ when a Police Officer leaves his/her position a written record must be created and submitted to the civil service commission.

Yours sincerely,

J.D.

Karen Stallings, Berkeley Township

Retirement paperwork is filed by the employee through the NJ State Division of Pension and benefits website not through the Township and anything the Township receives from NJ Division of pension and Benefits is put in the Employees personnel record which is exempt from disclosure as per N.J.S.A. 47:1A-10 23)

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