Information regarding police contact

ASK NJ Media made this OPRA request to Howell Township

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Dear Howell Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

1. Full roster list of all Howell Township police officers' names, ranks, corresponding badge numbers, and length of time with the department.
2. Any and all Howell Township Police Department policies referencing and in regards to the practice of police officers identifying themselves by name and/or badge number to members of the general public when requested, and/or by individuals the police officers make contact with in the course of their duties, when requested by those individuals.
3. Any and all Howell Township Police Department policies referencing and in regards to the display of name tags, name plates, name patches, badges, and/or badge numbers.
4. Any and all Howell Township Police Department policies referencing and in regards to the conduct of police officers when engaging/making contact with the public.
5. Any and all Howell Township Police Department training records within the last 365 days referencing it's officer's knowledge of Constitutional Rights and/or the legality of public photography.

Yours faithfully,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Dear Howell Township,

It has been past 7 business days since this OPRA request was filed. Please advise as to the status of this request.

Yours faithfully,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Donna Belton, Howell Township

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Good Morning Jen,

 

I originally sent this on 4/18, seems I might have put the wrong address
in.  Please let me know that you received this.

Donna

 

From: Donna Belton
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:11 AM
To: '[email address]'
Subject: OPRA

 

Good Morning,

 

In response to your OPRA.  With reference to #2-5, we do not currently
maintain any specific policies which directly address the information
stated in the request and we have also not provided any agency training in
the “last 365 days” which addressed the information stated.  I have
attached #1 as requested.  This will complete this request. 

 

Thank you.

 

 

Regards,

 

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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Dear Donna Belton,

Thank you for your response. This confirms my receipt of the records and I consider this request fulfilled.

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Dear Aberdeen Township,
This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

1. Copy(s) of Howell Township Police Department SOPs/General Orders/Directives/Policies/Rules/Regulations referencing and in regards to the practice of police officers identifying themselves by name and/or badge number to members of the general public when requested, and/or by individuals the police officers make contact with in the course of their duties, when requested by those individuals.

2. Copy(s) of Howell Township Police Department SOPs/General Orders/Directives/Policies/Rules/Regulations referencing and in regards to the display of name tags, name plates, name patches, badges, and/or badge numbers.

3. Copy(s) of Howell Township Police Department SOPs/General Orders/Directives/Policies/Rules/Regulations referencing and in regards to the conduct of police officers when engaging/making contact with the public.

4. A copy of all of the SOPs/General Orders/Directives/Policies/Rules/Regulations that are currently in place as of 8-1-2016 from the Howell Township Police Department regarding public photography and/or video recording of government buildings and within publically accessible areas of Government Buildings.

5. A copy of all of the SOPs/General Orders/Directives/Policies/Rules/Regulations that are currently in place as of 8-1-2016 from the Howell Township Police Department regarding public photography and/or video recording of military facilities and critical infrastructures.

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Donna Belton, Howell Township

Good Morning,

I've received your OPRA and will process.

Thank you,
Donna

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Donna Belton, Howell Township

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Good Afternoon,

 

Attached please find the response to your OPRA received in our office on
May 25, 2018.  This was the same information that was sent to you back on
12/26/2017 which I have also attached.   With regards to #’s 4 & 5 no
information regarding the information requested.  This will complete this
request.

 

Have a good day.

 

 

Regards,

 

Donna Belton

Administrative Assistant

Clerk’s Office

4567 Route 9 North

Howell, NJ 07731

732-938-4500, ext. 2000

[email address]

 

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY
This message, including any prior messages and attachments, may contain
advisory, consultative and/or deliberative material, confidential
information or privileged communications of the Township of Howell. Access
to this message by anyone other than the sender and the intended
recipient(s) is unauthorized. If you are not the intended recipient of
this message, any disclosure, copying, distribution or action taken or not
taken in reliance on it, without the expressed written consent of the
Township, is prohibited. If you have received this message in error, you
should not save, scan, transmit, print, use or disseminate this message or
any information contained in this message in any way and you should
promptly delete or destroy this message and all copies of it. Please
notify the sender by return e-mail if you have received this message in
error.

Dear Donna Belton,

It appears that you might have sent the wrong information...?!

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Dear Donna Belton,

These are the type of records that I'm requesting even though Manchester PD gave me a lot more that I originally requested in the first place.

https://opramachine.com/request/1478/res...

Here's another example that I got from Neptune City PD.

https://opramachine.com/request/informat...

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Donna Belton, Howell Township

Jen,

I will forward this onto the Police Dept. for their review.

Thank you,
Donna

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Donna Belton, Howell Township

Jen,

I have sent this to the Police Department for their response.

Thanks,
Donna

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Donna Belton, Howell Township

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Good Morning,

Attached please find what I was given in response this morning. Hopefully this will satisfy this request.

Have a good day.
Donna

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Dear Donna Belton,

Thank you for your response. This confirms my receipt of the records and I consider this request fulfilled..

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.