Ridgewood Police Department Policies and Procedures Manual

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Ridgewood Police Department should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Ridgewood Police Department,

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:

Ridgewood Police Department Policies and Procedures Manual-
1. adult school crossing guards

2. alternate care arrestee dependents

3. arrest and transportation

4. arrestee DNA specimens

5. body worn cameras

6. cash accounts and law enforcement equipment

7. citizen initiated complaint

8. command protocol

9. consular notification and access

10. criminal case management

11. Emotionally Disturbed Persons

*The above policies or/and procedures were ruled as public records through the Monmouth County Superior Court already.

Yours faithfully,

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Jacqueline Luthcke, Ridgewood Police Department

I received your message today and will be looking into your request.

Chief Jacqueline Luthcke
Ridgewood Police Department
131 N. Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
(201) 670-5519 – Main Desk
(201) 670-5594 - Office
(201) 652-7905 - Fax

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Jacqueline Luthcke, Ridgewood Police Department

In addition, do you happen to have a copy of the ruling for the Monmouth County Superior Court case? If not, I will locate it, but since you are relying on it, I was hoping you had a copy.

Chief Jacqueline Luthcke
Ridgewood Police Department
131 N. Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
(201) 670-5519 – Main Desk
(201) 670-5594 - Office
(201) 652-7905 - Fax

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Dear Jacqueline Luthcke,

I think it was Steven Wronko v City of Asbury Park, NJ back in 2017 or so...?!

Yours sincerely,

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Dear Jacqueline Luthcke,

Just giving you a heads up, I will be requesting 36 policies or/and procedures all together. I'm just breaking it down to make it easier for the agency.

Yours sincerely,

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Jacqueline Luthcke, Ridgewood Police Department

There are a few items that I am unsure as to exactly what you are requesting.

6. Cash accounts and law enforcement equipment (how we handle cash accounts is fine, but I'm not sure what you are looking for regarding law enforcement equipment)

7. Citizen initiated complaint

11. Emotionally Disturbed Persons.

I can send the formal response about needing clarification if you prefer, but was hoping this will do.

Chief Jacqueline Luthcke
Ridgewood Police Department
131 N. Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
(201) 670-5519 – Main Desk
(201) 670-5594 - Office
(201) 652-7905 - Fax

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Dear Jacqueline Luthcke,

Please call me at 732-988-0125 regarding this OPRA request at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely,

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Jacqueline Luthcke, Ridgewood Police Department

Jen,

I am also guessing that you simply want the information emailed to this address? Since there is nothing about it in your request, I wanted to make sure before I sent anything.

Chief Jacqueline Luthcke
Ridgewood Police Department
131 N. Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
(201) 670-5519 – Main Desk
(201) 670-5594 - Office
(201) 652-7905 - Fax

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Dear Jacqueline Luthcke,

Yes, the information can be emailed to this address.

Yours sincerely,

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Jacqueline Luthcke, Ridgewood Police Department

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As discussed, attached is our response to your OPRA request.

Chief Jacqueline Luthcke
Ridgewood Police Department
131 N. Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
(201) 670-5519 – Main Desk
(201) 670-5594 - Office
(201) 652-7905 - Fax

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Dear Jacqueline Luthcke,
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 send your response in PDF form.

Ridgewood Police Department Policies and Procedures Manual-
1. Profiling and Discriminatory Practices
2. Special Law Enforcement Officer Program
3. Extra Duty Employment
4. Employee Involved Domestic Violence
5. Early Warning System
6. Response Guidelines
7. Use of Force
8. Authorized Weapons and Ammunition
9. Interview, Interrogation. and Access to Council
10. Search and Seizure
11. Pre-Incarceration Searches
12. Juvenile Offenders
13. Criminal Intelligence and Surveillance

*I have found these policies in the documents that the Paramus Police Department recently released to another requester.

Please include a Record Index with your response.
*A record index that identifies each record requested and the specific legal basis for a denial of access (including redactions) to each record.

Yours sincerely,

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Jacqueline Luthcke, Ridgewood Police Department

I am unsure to what you are referring with Juvenile Offenders and we need
some clarification. 
Chief Jacqueline Luthcke
Ridgewood Police Department
131 N. Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 652-3900 - Main
(201) 652-3900 x407 - Office
(201) 652-7905 - Fax

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Jacqueline Luthcke, Ridgewood Police Department

Jen,

This request will be slightly delayed as it is larger than the last request. I anticipate having all information to you by March 20. Our policies are not the same as Paramus', so it takes more time to identify and review the policies.

Chief Jacqueline Luthcke
Ridgewood Police Department
131 N. Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
(201) 670-5519 – Main Desk
(201) 670-5594 - Office
(201) 652-7905 - Fax

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Dear Jacqueline Luthcke,

I understand completely.

Yours sincerely,

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