Use of Force Reports October 2018

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

Dear Toms River Police Department,

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:
Please provide copies of all of your police department’s Use of Force Reports that were created during October 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Anonymous

Seaman, Sam, Toms River Police Department

Good Day,

 

These reports are currently being reviewed by our Professional Standard
dept.  I should have them sometime late next week.  After I receive them
we will need to copy, review, redact appropriately and scan to pdf so they
can be sent.  There is a service fee for this.  Our service fee is $50.00
per hour plus copies.  October has approximately 40 forms and will take
approximately 1 hour to process.

 

$ 50.00 processing + 2.00 copies.  Your total bill will be $52.00.  You
can come to PD and pay in cash or check, or you can send a check made out
to “Toms River Township”.   Kindly let me know how to proceed.   Thank
you.

 

Carlton “Sam” Seaman

Records Bureau Supervisor

Toms River Police Dept.

255 Oak Ave

Toms River, NJ 08753

732-496-1998 Cell

732-349-0150 x1843 Work

 

Dear Seaman, Sam,
"Special service charges" by law apply to services applied to documents/materials requested outside of normal public information. Basic reports and standard camera footage DO NOT apply to "special service charge" requested materials.

Yours sincerely,

Anonymous

Seaman, Sam, Toms River Police Department

I will be out of the office from Monday 12/3 thru Friday 12/7.  I will be
checking emails and calls as possible.  OC Pros office, kindly copy
michele, [email address] if you do not already do so.  Accident report
queries, contact [email address].  OPRA requests Ronckovitz, Craig
<[email address]>.  Thank you.

Seaman, Sam, Toms River Police Department

The township respectfully disagrees. The reports requested are standard reports. The processing fee is for the time taken to copy, review, redact and then scan into a pdf file.

Carlton “Sam” Seaman
Records Bureau Supervisor
Toms River Police Dept.
255 Oak Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753
732-496-1998 Cell
732-349-0150 x1843 Work

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Seaman, Sam, Toms River Police Department

Good Day,

I spoke with our legal department and since this is not a major project, a service charge is not warranted. The copy cost is the only charge. Since there were 40 use of force reports, the fee for copies is $ 2.00 as previously stated. You can mail in the check or money order, or you can stop buy and pay by cash or check. Kindly let me know.

Carlton “Sam” Seaman
Records Bureau Supervisor
Toms River Police Dept.
255 Oak Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753
732-496-1998 Cell
732-349-0150 x1843 Work

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