Request #19-95
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March 4, 2019

 

To Whom It May Concern:

 

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.) ("CPRA") and any other applicable law, please disclose the following records:

 

1. All current Vallejo Police Department policies, practices and procedures.

 

2. All current Department General Orders.

 

The fundamental rule of the CPRA is a presumption of public access. “In other words, [A]ll public records are subject to disclosure unless the Legislature has expressly provided to the contrary.” Williams v. Superior Court, 5 Cal. 4th 337 (1993). This presumption finds further support in the California Constitution, as amended by Proposition 59 in 2004. “A statute, court rule, or other authority, including those in effect on the effective date of this subdivision, shall be broadly construed if it furthers the people's right of access, and narrowly construed if it limits the right of access.” Cal. Const. Art. 1 § 3(b)(2).

 

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, please provide a determination on this request within 10 days of your receipt of it, and an even prompter reply if you can make that determination without having to review the records in question. If you determine that any or all of the information qualifies for an exemption from disclosure, please note whether, as is normally the case, the exemption is discretionary, and if so whether it is necessary in this case to exercise your discretion to withhold the information. If you determine that some but not all of the information is exempt from disclosure and that you intend to withhold it, please redact it for the time being and make the rest available as requested. In any event, please provide a signed notification citing the legal authorities on which you rely if you determine that any or all of the information is exempt and will not be disclosed. Please post the records to the City of Vallejo’s NextRequest website.

 

Please apply a fee waiver to this request. If the request for a fee waiver is denied, please provide notification of any duplication costs exceeding $20 before you duplicate the records. If the request for a fee waiver is denied, please further provide an index of all other requests since 2014 for which a fee waiver was denied, and the reason therefor.

 

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch. Thank you.


Received

March 4, 2019 via web


Departments

Police Department


Requester

Open Vallejo

Documents

Public

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Staff

Point of Contact

Joni Brown

Document(s) Released Public
RELEASE_20180830_T112237_Vallejo_PD_Policy_Manual.pdf
April 18, 2019, 5:14pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I
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Dear Open Vallejo:

Here is an update to your request received on March 4, 2019 via NextRequest.  Here is your request, and our response is as follows: 


All current Vallejo Police Department policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Attached is the publicly available document; however, sensitive information including tactical strategies, and information related to officer safety, and are exempt from public disclosure pursuant to Government Code §6255(a) as the public interest served by not disclosing the record clearly outweighs the public interest served by disclosure of the record. 

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Lieutenant Steve Cheatham

Professional Standards Division

Vallejo Police Department

Vallejopd@CityofVallejo.net

April 18, 2019, 5:13pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I
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Dear Open Vallejo:

Here is an update to your request received on March 4, 2019 via NextRequest: 


All current Vallejo Police Department policies, practices, and procedures.

  • We are continuing to gather the information you have requested. We will need additional time to review the documents and will respond to you on/by April 15, 2019, pursuant to Government Code § 6253(c).

 

Regards,

 

Lieutenant Steve Cheatham

Professional Standards Division

Vallejo Police Department

Vallejopd@CityofVallejo.net

March 28, 2019, 5:47pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
External Message Public
This is our final communication regarding this matter. Your agency misstates the voluminous records provision of the PRA. This is a clearly disclosable record. Please disclose it immediately.
March 23, 2019, 1:15am by the requester via email
External Message Public
Disclosure of this record is now overdue, without good cause. Please disclose it.
March 18, 2019, 12:29pm by the requester via email
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Thank you for this disclosure. However, it is only minimally responsive to the request. The scope of this request encompasses the Vallejo police department policy manual, including but not limited to the table of contents that was disclosed. Based on this partial disclosure it appears the manual is maintained as an electronic PDF file with a total file size of less than 20MB. Please disclose the requested record.
March 14, 2019, 3:19pm by the requester via email
Document(s) Released Public
TOC - RELEASE_20180830_T112237_Vallejo_PD_Policy_Manual.pdf
March 14, 2019, 2:57pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I
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Dear Open Vallejo:

On March 4, 2019, we received your request via NextRequest.  Here is your request, and our response are as follows:


  1. All current Vallejo Police Department policies, practices and procedures.
  • This request is voluminous and in order to assist you in making a more focused request pursuant to Government Code 6253.1(a)(1), we would like to help you identify records responsive to your request. We have attached the Table of Contents for your review.  Please advise which policies you are interested in receiving. 

 

  1. All current Department General Orders.

 

  • We have no documents responsive to this request.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Acting Captain Steve Cheatham

Professional Standards Division

Vallejo Police Department

Vallejopd@CityofVallejo.net

 

March 14, 2019, 2:56pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
Request Published Public
March 4, 2019, 5:17pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I
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Officially Receiving PRA Request

I have received your request for a public record.

The California Public Records Act, Government Code §6250, et seq., gives you the right to obtain a copy of identifiable public records. Government Code §6256 provides that the City has up to 10 days after receipt of your request to determine whether to comply with your request and shall immediately notify you of this determination and the reasons therefore.

I will notify you in writing of the City’s determination. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

March 4, 2019, 5:17pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
Department Assignment Public
Added: Police Department.
March 4, 2019, 3:56pm by Heather Iopu, Deputy City Clerk
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
March 4, 2019, 10:55am