Dear Howell 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:
Please provide a list of all toneout frequencies by department used by Howell Dispatch to activate fire and EMS pagers.

To assist you in fulfilling this request, an example of the records being sought is the following for one department:
Bayville Fire Company - Tone A 1152.7Hz Tone B 1151.9Hz

Yours faithfully,

Michael Anthony

Donna Belton, Howell Township

Good Afternoon,


In response to your OPRA please note that the Police are denying this
request under N.J.S.A 47:1A-1.1(9).  The release of this information would
allow unauthorized person(s) to activate pagers for emergency response
personnel.  This would be the equivalent to doxing or swatting of the
personnel who respond to fire and medical emergencies and as such presents
significant concern to various security/infrastructure related issues. 
The Chief has authorized the actual frequency, so that the public can
overhear calls for service, however the “toneout” frequency will not be
provided.  This will complete this request.

Have a good day and stay well!





Donna Belton

Administrative Assistant

Clerk’s Office

4567 Route 9 North

Howell, NJ 07731

732-938-4500, ext. 2000

[email address]


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