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Records related to 12/12/2019 lockdown

Concerned BH Parent made this OPRA request to Berkeley Heights Township

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Concerned BH Parent

Dear Berkeley Heights 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:

1. Digital recordings of the 911 call(s) received by the Berkeley Heights Police Department Communications Desk on December 12, 2019 between 2:15pm and 3:15pm leading to '[the order] that all Berkeley Heights Public Schools to be placed on lockdown'*.

- Records should include the 'call from a concerned citizen' leading to police dispatch, and any additional incoming calls which resulted in further escalation.
- Name and address information of caller(s) may be anonymized.
- Not requesting records from concerned residents asking for updates or information.
- Please provide records as MP3 or WAV files in a ZIP archive with link for download.

2. A count of the number of calls received by the BHPD Communications Desk on December 12, 2019 between 2:30pm and 4:30pm

Yours faithfully,

Concerned BH Parents

*Quoted from police press release.
Note to OPRAMachine reader, the lockdown was not warranted. There was no actual threat.

Ana Minkoff, Berkeley Heights Township

I will need an extension of time for the attorney to review this OPRA request. I will have a response to you by 12/31/19.

Thank you,

Ana P. Minkoff
Township Clerk
Township of Berkeley Heights
29 Park Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
908-464-2700 ext. 2220
908-464-6081 Fax
[Berkeley Heights Township request email]

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Concerned BH Parent

Dear Ana Minkoff,

Thank you.
January 7th is fine too.
Please enjoy the holidays.

Yours sincerely,

Concerned BH Parent

Ana Minkoff, Berkeley Heights Township

I will be out of the office from 12/23 and returning on 12/30.   If you
need immediate assistance please contact Angela Lazzari at ext. 2114 or at
[email address]

Ana Minkoff, Berkeley Heights Township

Dear Concerned BH Parent,

As per your OPRA request:

1. " Digital recordings of the 911 call(s) received by the Berkeley Heights Police Department Communications Desk on December 12, 2019 between 2:15pm and 3:15pm leading to '[the order] that all Berkeley Heights Public Schools to be placed on lockdown'*.
- There are no records responsive to your request.

2. "A count of the number of calls received by the BHPD Communications Desk on December 12, 2019 between 2:30pm and 4:30pm."
- The quantification of information that you are requesting, is not contained in any existing record maintained by the Police Department.

Thank you,

Ana P. Minkoff
Township Clerk
Township of Berkeley Heights
29 Park Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
908-464-2700 ext. 2220
908-464-6081 Fax
[Berkeley Heights Township request email]

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