OPRA Requests

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Dear New Jersey State Police,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I certify under penalty of NJSA 2C:28-3 that I have not been convicted of an indictable offense. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

I'm requesting copies of all OPRA requests from August 1, 2017 to November 20, 2017.

Yours faithfully,

ASK NJ Media Co.

DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

Emailed OPRA request are not taken.  You can submit an OPRA request
through the State Police website  or [1]www.nj.gove/opra. 
>>> "ASK NJ Media Co."
<[OPRA #329 email]> 11/20/2017 7:07 PM
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Dear New Jersey State Police,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law
right of access. I certify under penalty of NJSA 2C:28-3 that I have not
been convicted of an indictable offense. Please acknowledge receipt of
this message.
  Records requested:

I'm requesting copies of all OPRA requests from August 1, 2017 to November
20, 2017.

Yours faithfully,

ASK NJ Media Co.

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[OPRA #329 email]

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If you find this service useful as an OPRA officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's OPRA page.

Dear DSP Records,

I'm not legally required to fill out your form and that my email request is enough. Please comply with my OPRA request within the legal time period of 7 business days. Pursuant to Renna v. County of Union (App. Div. 2009), OPRA requests should be on the agency’s official OPRA request form. However, a written request that is not on the agency’s official OPRA request form cannot be denied solely because the request is not on the request form. Written requests which are not on the form must mention OPRA. Therefore, if a requestor elects not to use an agency’s official OPRA request form, he/she must submit an otherwise written request that clearly identifies itself as an OPRA request.

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

Please be advised that pursuant to regulation, N.J.A.C. 13:1E-2, and
long-standing L&PS policy and practice, submission of OPRA requests by
facsimile transmission or e-mail is not permitted.

N.J.A.C. 13:1E-2.4(a) states: “Written Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
requests shall be hand-delivered during normal business hours of the
public agency, mailed or submitted electronically to the appropriate
division or agency custodian of records over the Internet by means of a
web-enabled OPRA request form, which can be found on the Department of Law
and Public Safety OPRA website, [1]www.state.nj.us/lps/opra. Submission of
requests by facsimile transmission or e-mail is not permitted.”

N.J.A.C. 13:1E-2.4(b) provides, in part: “Only the appropriate division or
agency custodian of the record requested is authorized to accept receipt
of an OPRA request on behalf of that division or agency.”

This restriction is supported by New Jersey case law. In 2009, the
Appellate Division stated in Renna v. County of Union, 407 N.J. Super. 230
(App. Div. 2009), “the primary objective of the statutory construct is
that the requester set forth in writing, and in a cogent and clear manner,
the nature of the request and the other information required by N.J.S.A.
47:1A-5(f).” On the same day, the Appellate Division held in Paff v. City
of East Orange, 407 N.J. Super. 221 (App. Div. 2009): “We conclude that
the authority N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5 (f) (1) confers upon a custodian of
government records to adopt a form for requesting access to a government
record, which includes ‘specific directions and procedures for requesting
a record,’ authorizes a custodian to direct that a request for a
government record must be transmitted only by methods specified in the
form, which need not include every method of transmission mentioned in
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5(g).”

The records request form for the Department of Law and Public Safety, in
relevant part, states:

1. State Law requires that in order to request access to government
records, you must complete, sign and date a written request for access and
deliver it in person or by mail during regular business hours to the
appropriate custodian of the record requested. You may also complete and
submit a web enabled version of this request form at [2]www.nj.gov/opra.
L&PS will not accept submission of a written request for access by fax or
email. Your request is not considered filed until the written request has
been received by the appropriate custodian of the record requested.

2. If you 1) submit a request for access to government records to someone
other than the appropriate custodian; or 2) do not complete a written
request containing the information required in this form; or 3) make a
request for access by telephone, email or fax, the Open Public Records Act
and its deadlines, restrictions and remedies will not apply to your
request.

For these reasons, I am not able to accept your recent e-mails as valid
OPRA requests.

You can file OPRA requests on-line with the Division of State Police, the
Division of Law, the Office of the Attorney General and most other
Executive Branch departments and agencies in New Jersey. Log onto
[3]www.njpublicsafety.com/opra/index.html to get to the Department of Law
and Public Safety OPRA website. Once you are logged onto that page, look
at the left-hand column and click on the third item "Online Request Form".
That will take you to a pull-up menu of State departments; if, for
example, you wish to file an OPRA request with one of the divisions of
L&PS, the Division of State Police, click on "Law and Public Safety". That
will take you to a pull-up menu of L&PS divisions; click on "Division of
State Police". That will take you to the online OPRA Request Form for the
Division of State Police. Fill in the information on that form (the aqua
boxes are mandatory fields) and when you click "Submit", three things will
happen: 1. Your request will be entered into the State's OPRA Tracking
System; 2. You will receive an acknowledgment with a tracking number for
your request; and 3. An e-mail notice regarding your OPRA request will be
sent to the Records Custodian for the Division of State Police.

To submit a second request with another L&PS division, such as the Office
of the Attorney General, follow the process spelled out above, but when
you get to the pull-up menu for L&PS divisions, click on "Office of the
Attorney General".

The online OPRA request process was designed for the ease and convenience
of requesters. You are not required to submit an OPRA request by using the
online or paper OPRA request form. However, you are required to submit
OPRA requests in writing. Should you choose to submit written OPRA
requests, please be sure to mail them individually to the appropriate
division records custodians.

>>> "ASK NJ Media Co."
<[OPRA #329 email]> 11/21/2017 9:21 AM
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Dear DSP Records,

I'm not legally required to fill out your form and that my email request
is enough. Please comply with my OPRA request within the legal time period
of 7 business days. Pursuant to Renna v. County of Union (App. Div. 2009),
OPRA requests should be on the agency’s official OPRA request form.
However, a written request that is not on the agency’s official OPRA
request form cannot be denied solely because the request is not on the
request form. Written requests which are not on the form must mention
OPRA. Therefore, if a requestor elects not to use an agency’s official
OPRA request form, he/she must submit an otherwise written request that
clearly identifies itself as an OPRA request.

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Dear DSP Records,

I'm not legally required to fill out your agency's form and that my email request
is legally valid. Please comply with my legally valid OPRA request within the legal time period
of 7 business days. Pursuant to Renna v. County of Union (App. Div. 2009),
OPRA requests should be on the agency’s official OPRA request form.
However, a written request that is not on the agency’s official OPRA
request form cannot be denied solely because the request is not on the
request form. Written requests which are not on the form must mention
OPRA. Therefore, if a requestor elects not to use an agency’s official
OPRA request form, he/she must submit an otherwise written request that
clearly identifies itself as an OPRA request.

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

ASK NJ Media Co.,
The Division of State Police is in receipt of your OPRA request.
A request was sent out seeking responsive records to your request and the
search is ongoing. We would like to extend your due date until December
19th, 2017. If the records are received before that date and available for
release, I will get them to you at that time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at
[1][email address] and please be sure to provide your OPRA case number in
the subject line of your correspondence.
Sincerely,
DSFC David Robbins
New Jersey State Police
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Division of State Police is privileged and confidential and is
intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who are the
addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, the
dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information it contains
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please immediately contact the Division of State Police at (609) 882-2000
to arrange for the return of this information.

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Dear DSP Records,

I'm granting the extension that you have requested.

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Records OAG,

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Bruce J. Solomon
Deputy Attorney General

OAG Custodian of Records
State of New Jersey
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 081
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0081
Phone:  (609) 984-6998
Fax:       (609) 984-5949
[email address]

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General is privileged and
confidential and is intended for the sole use of the persons or entities
who are the addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this
e-mail, the dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information
it contains is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
communication in error, please immediately contact the Office of the
Attorney General at (609) 292-4925 to arrange for the return of this
information.

DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

The Division of State Police is in receipt of your OPRA request.
A request was sent out seeking responsive records to your request and the
search is ongoing. We would like to extend your due date until January
2nd, 2018. If the records are received before that date and available for
release, I will get them to you at that time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at
[1][email address] and please be sure to provide your OPRA case number in
the subject line of your correspondence.
Sincerely,
DSFC David Robbins
New Jersey State Police
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Division of State Police is privileged and confidential and is
intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who are the
addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, the
dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information it contains
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please immediately contact the Division of State Police at (609) 882-2000
to arrange for the return of this information.

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DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

The Division of State Police is in receipt of your OPRA request.
A request was sent out seeking responsive records to your request and the
search is ongoing. We would like to extend your due date until January
16th, 2018. If the records are received before that date and available for
release, I will get them to you at that time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at
[1][email address] and please be sure to provide your OPRA case number in
the subject line of your correspondence.
Sincerely,
DSFC David Robbins
New Jersey State Police
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Division of State Police is privileged and confidential and is
intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who are the
addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, the
dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information it contains
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please immediately contact the Division of State Police at (609) 882-2000
to arrange for the return of this information.

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DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

The Division of State Police is in receipt of your OPRA request.
A request was sent out seeking responsive records to your request and the
search is ongoing. We would like to extend your due date until January
30th, 2018. If the records are received before that date and available for
release, I will get them to you at that time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at
[1][email address] and please be sure to provide your OPRA case number in
the subject line of your correspondence.
Sincerely,
DSFC David Robbins
New Jersey State Police
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Division of State Police is privileged and confidential and is
intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who are the
addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, the
dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information it contains
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please immediately contact the Division of State Police at (609) 882-2000
to arrange for the return of this information.

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Dear DSP Records,

I'm granting the extension that you have requested

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

The Division of State Police is in receipt of your OPRA request.
A request was sent out seeking responsive records to your request and the
search is ongoing. We would like to extend your due date until February
13th, 2018. If the records are received before that date and available for
release, I will get them to you at that time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at
[1][email address] and please be sure to provide your OPRA case number in
the subject line of your correspondence.
Sincerely,
DSFC David Robbins
New Jersey State Police
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Division of State Police is privileged and confidential and is
intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who are the
addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, the
dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information it contains
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please immediately contact the Division of State Police at (609) 882-2000
to arrange for the return of this information.

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DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

The Division of State Police is in receipt of your OPRA request.
A request was sent out seeking responsive records to your request and the
search is ongoing. We would like to extend your due date until February
20th, 2018. If the records are received before that date and available for
release, I will get them to you at that time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at
[1][email address] and please be sure to provide your OPRA case number in
the subject line of your correspondence.
Sincerely,
DSFC David Robbins
New Jersey State Police
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Division of State Police is privileged and confidential and is
intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who are the
addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, the
dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information it contains
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please immediately contact the Division of State Police at (609) 882-2000
to arrange for the return of this information.

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DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

The Division of State Police is in receipt of your OPRA request.
A request was sent out seeking responsive records to your request and the
search is ongoing. We would like to extend your due date until February
27th, 2018. If the records are received before that date and available for
release, I will get them to you at that time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at
[1][email address] and please be sure to provide your OPRA case number in
the subject line of your correspondence.
Sincerely,
DSFC David Robbins
New Jersey State Police
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Division of State Police is privileged and confidential and is
intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who are the
addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, the
dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information it contains
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please immediately contact the Division of State Police at (609) 882-2000
to arrange for the return of this information.

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DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

The Division of State Police is in receipt of your OPRA request.
A request was sent out seeking responsive records to your request and the
search is ongoing. We would like to extend your due date until March 8th,
2018. If the records are received before that date and available for
release, I will get them to you at that time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at
[1][email address] and please be sure to provide your OPRA case number in
the subject line of your correspondence.
Sincerely,
DSFC David Robbins
New Jersey State Police
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Division of State Police is privileged and confidential and is
intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who are the
addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, the
dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information it contains
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please immediately contact the Division of State Police at (609) 882-2000
to arrange for the return of this information.

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DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

The Division of State Police is in receipt of your OPRA request.
A request was sent out seeking responsive records to your request and the
search is ongoing. We would like to extend your due date until March 15th,
2018. If the records are received before that date and available for
release, I will get them to you at that time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at
[1][email address] and please be sure to provide your OPRA case number in
the subject line of your correspondence.
Sincerely,
DSFC David Robbins
New Jersey State Police
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Division of State Police is privileged and confidential and is
intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who are the
addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, the
dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information it contains
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please immediately contact the Division of State Police at (609) 882-2000
to arrange for the return of this information.

References

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DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

The Division of State Police is in receipt of your OPRA request.
A request was sent out seeking responsive records to your request and the
search is ongoing. We would like to
extend your due date until March 27, 2018. If the records are received
before that date and available for
release, I will get them to you at that time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at
[1][email address] and please be sure to
provide your OPRA case number in the subject line of your correspondence.
Sincerely,
DSFC David Robbins
New Jersey State Police

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Division of State Police is privileged and confidential and is
intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who are the
addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, the
dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information it contains
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please immediately contact the Division of State Police at (609) 882-2000
to arrange for the return of this information.

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DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

The Division of State Police is in receipt of your OPRA request.
A request was sent out seeking responsive records to your request and the
search is ongoing. We would like to extend your due date until April 3rd,
2018. If the records are received before that date and available for
release, I will get them to you at that time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at
[1][email address] and please be sure to provide your OPRA case number in
the subject line of your correspondence.
Sincerely,
DSFC David Robbins
New Jersey State Police
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Division of State Police is privileged and confidential and is
intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who are the
addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, the
dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information it contains
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please immediately contact the Division of State Police at (609) 882-2000
to arrange for the return of this information.

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DSP Records, New Jersey State Police

The Division of State Police is in receipt of your OPRA request.
A request was sent out seeking responsive records to your request and the
search is ongoing. We would like to extend your due date until April 10th,
2018. If the records are received before that date and available for
release, I will get them to you at that time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at
[1][email address] and please be sure to provide your OPRA case number in
the subject line of your correspondence.
Sincerely,
DSFC David Robbins
New Jersey State Police
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Division of State Police is privileged and confidential and is
intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who are the
addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, the
dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information it contains
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please immediately contact the Division of State Police at (609) 882-2000
to arrange for the return of this information.

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CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE The information contained in this communication
from the Division of State Police is privileged and confidential and is
intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who are the
addressees. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, the
dissemination, distribution, copying or use of the information it contains
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please immediately contact the Division of State Police at (609) 882-2000
to arrange for the return of this information.