Request #19-96
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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. A record or index of records regarding training of sworn Vallejo Police Department (“VPD”) personnel, from January 1, 2014 through March 4, 2019. Please disclose this record or index of records in machine-readable format, preferably as a Microsoft Excel (*.xls) or comma-separated values (*.csv) file. Please include the following information:

a. Officer name

b. Officer badge number

c. Date of hire

d. Separation date, if applicable

e. Rank at time of separation

f. Unit(s) to which the officer was assigned at the time of each training, with corresponding dates

g. Unit(s) to which the officer is current assigned, with corresponding dates

h. If the officer was a lateral hire, the department from which the officer transferred to VPD

i. The subject matter for each training (e.g., First Amendment, less-lethal weapons, forensic investigation techniques, etc.)

j. The nature of each training (e.g., field training, detective training, management training, etc.)

k. The date(s) of each training

l. Trainer name(s), rank(s) (if applicable), badge number (if applicable) and affiliation(s) (e.g., VPD, or, if not VPD, the specific non-VPD agency or vendor)

m. Number of hours or units per training

n. POST catalogue number associated with training, if applicable

If no record exist that contains all of this information, please disclose as much information as does exist.

2. All records regarding departmental training requirements since January 1, 2014 through March 4, 2019. If these requirements have changed over time, please include each version of them since January 1, 2014, as well as the date the policy was adopted or changed.

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).

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.


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March 4, 2019 via web


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Police Department


Requester

Open Vallejo

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Staff

Point of Contact

Joni Brown

Request Closed Public
August 6, 2019, 10:07am by Samantha Chen
Document(s) Released Public
POST PRA 19-96.pdf
August 6, 2019, 9:59am by Samantha Chen
Document(s) Released Public
SWORN Personnel Tracking 2014 - Present.pdf
Training Mandate.pdf
July 29, 2019, 6:30pm by Samantha Chen
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Dear Open Vallejo:

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

  • The request for training records between 2014 to present are maintained by California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).   We have collected the information from POST and it is currently under legal review.  Once the review is completed, we will release the publicly available records.  We will provide another update on or by June 27, 2019.

 

  • Vallejo Police Department is a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) compliant agency.  Any information regarding any in-house training is pursuant to and in compliance with California POST regulations. We have submitted a request for all departmental training requirements between 2014 to present and still awaiting a response from POST.  We will provide another update on June 27, 2019.  Again, the specific type of training can be found on their website at https://post.ca.gov/Home.

 

 

Regards,

 

Lieutenant Steve Cheatham

Professional Standards Division

Vallejo Police Department

Vallejopd@CityofVallejo.net

June 12, 2019, 4:02pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
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Dear Open Vallejo:

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

A record or index of records regarding training of sworn Vallejo Police Department (“VPD”) personnel, from January 1, 2014 through March 4, 2019. Please disclose this record or index of records in machine-readable format, preferably as a Microsoft Excel (*.xls) or comma-separated values (*.csv) file. Please include the following information:

  1. Officer name
  2. Officer badge number
  3. Date of hire
  4. Separation date, if applicable
  5. Rank at time of separation
  6. Unit(s) to which the officer was assigned at the time of each training, with corresponding dates
  7. Unit(s) to which the officer is current assigned, with corresponding dates
  8. If the officer was a lateral hire, the department from which the officer transferred to VPD
  9. The subject matter for each training (e.g., First Amendment, less-lethal weapons, forensic investigation techniques, etc.)
  10. The nature of each training (e.g., field training, detective training, management training, etc.)
  11. The date(s) of each training
  12. Trainer name(s), rank(s) (if applicable), badge number (if applicable) and affiliation(s) (e.g., VPD, or, if not VPD, the specific non-VPD agency or vendor)
  13. Number of hours or units per training
  14. POST catalogue number associated with training, if applicable

If no record exist that contains all of this information, please disclose as much information as does exist.

 

  • The training records you request are maintained by California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).   We have submitted a request for all records and still awaiting a response from POST.  We will provide another update on or by May 16, 2019.

 

  1. All records regarding departmental training requirements since January 1, 2014 through March 4, 2019. If these requirements have changed over time, please include each version of them since January 1, 2014, as well as the date the policy was adopted or changed.

 

  • Vallejo Police Department is a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) compliant agency.  Any information regarding any in-house training is pursuant to and in compliance with California POST regulations. We have submitted a request for all records and still awaiting a response from POST.  We will provide another update on May 16, 2019.  Again, the specific type of training can be found on their website at https://post.ca.gov/Home.

 

 

Regards,

 

Lieutenant Steve Cheatham

Professional Standards Division

Vallejo Police Department

Vallejopd@CityofVallejo.net

 

April 25, 2019, 8:24am by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
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Dear Open Vallejo:

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

A record or index of records regarding training of sworn Vallejo Police Department (“VPD”) personnel, from January 1, 2014 through March 4, 2019. Please disclose this record or index of records in machine-readable format, preferably as a Microsoft Excel (*.xls) or comma-separated values (*.csv) file. Please include the following information:

  1. Officer name
  2. Officer badge number
  3. Date of hire
  4. Separation date, if applicable
  5. Rank at time of separation
  6. Unit(s) to which the officer was assigned at the time of each training, with corresponding dates
  7. Unit(s) to which the officer is current assigned, with corresponding dates
  8. If the officer was a lateral hire, the department from which the officer transferred to VPD
  9. The subject matter for each training (e.g., First Amendment, less-lethal weapons, forensic investigation techniques, etc.)
  10. The nature of each training (e.g., field training, detective training, management training, etc.)
  11. The date(s) of each training
  12. Trainer name(s), rank(s) (if applicable), badge number (if applicable) and affiliation(s) (e.g., VPD, or, if not VPD, the specific non-VPD agency or vendor)
  13. Number of hours or units per training
  14. POST catalogue number associated with training, if applicable

If no record exist that contains all of this information, please disclose as much information as does exist.

 

  • The training records you request are maintained by California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).   We have submitted a request for all records and still awaiting a response from POST.  We will provide another update on April 25, 2019.

 

  1. All records regarding departmental training requirements since January 1, 2014 through March 4, 2019. If these requirements have changed over time, please include each version of them since January 1, 2014, as well as the date the policy was adopted or changed.

 

  • Vallejo Police Department is a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) compliant agency.  Any information regarding any in-house training is pursuant to and in compliance with California POST regulations. We have submitted a request for all records and still awaiting a response from POST.  We will provide another update on April 25, 2019.  Again, the specific type of training can be found on their website at https://post.ca.gov/Home.

 

 

Regards,

 

Lieutenant Steve Cheatham

Professional Standards Division

Vallejo Police Department

Vallejopd@CityofVallejo.net

 

 

 

April 16, 2019, 7:36am by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
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Thank you, we look forward to this disclosure.
March 28, 2019, 6:14pm by the requester via email
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Dear Open Vallejo:

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

A record or index of records regarding training of sworn Vallejo Police Department (“VPD”) personnel, from January 1, 2014 through March 4, 2019. Please disclose this record or index of records in machine-readable format, preferably as a Microsoft Excel (*.xls) or comma-separated values (*.csv) file. Please include the following information:

  1. Officer name
  2. Officer badge number
  3. Date of hire
  4. Separation date, if applicable
  5. Rank at time of separation
  6. Unit(s) to which the officer was assigned at the time of each training, with corresponding dates
  7. Unit(s) to which the officer is current assigned, with corresponding dates
  8. If the officer was a lateral hire, the department from which the officer transferred to VPD
  9. The subject matter for each training (e.g., First Amendment, less-lethal weapons, forensic investigation techniques, etc.)
  10. The nature of each training (e.g., field training, detective training, management training, etc.)
  11. The date(s) of each training
  12. Trainer name(s), rank(s) (if applicable), badge number (if applicable) and affiliation(s) (e.g., VPD, or, if not VPD, the specific non-VPD agency or vendor)
  13. Number of hours or units per training
  14. POST catalogue number associated with training, if applicable

If no record exist that contains all of this information, please disclose as much information as does exist.

 

  • The training records you request are maintained by California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).   We have submitted a request for all records and awaiting a response from POST.  We will provide another update on/by April 15, 2019

 

  1. All records regarding departmental training requirements since January 1, 2014 through March 4, 2019. If these requirements have changed over time, please include each version of them since January 1, 2014, as well as the date the policy was adopted or changed.

 

  • Vallejo Police Department is a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) compliant agency.  Any information regarding any in-house training is pursuant to and in compliance with California POST regulations. We have submitted a request for all records and awaiting a response from POST.  We will provide another update on/by April 15, 2019.  Again, the specific type of training can be found on their website at https://post.ca.gov/Home.

 

 

Regards,

 

Lieutenant Steve Cheatham

Professional Standards Division

Vallejo Police Department

Vallejopd@CityofVallejo.net

 

 

 

March 28, 2019, 5:44pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
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Captain Cheatham, Thank you for your response. An extension pursuant to Gov. Code § 6253(c) is reasonable. If you end up needing longer than the statutory 14 day extension, please be in touch. We are happy to work with you on this and other requests to accomplish our shared goals of complete and lawful disclosures, as well as reasonable and realistic processes toward the same. We wish you a good evening, and look forward to hearing from you.
March 14, 2019, 5:57pm by the requester via email
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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:

A record or index of records regarding training of sworn Vallejo Police Department (“VPD”) personnel, from January 1, 2014 through March 4, 2019. Please disclose this record or index of records in machine-readable format, preferably as a Microsoft Excel (*.xls) or comma-separated values (*.csv) file. Please include the following information:

  1. Officer name
  2. Officer badge number
  3. Date of hire
  4. Separation date, if applicable
  5. Rank at time of separation
  6. Unit(s) to which the officer was assigned at the time of each training, with corresponding dates
  7. Unit(s) to which the officer is current assigned, with corresponding dates
  8. If the officer was a lateral hire, the department from which the officer transferred to VPD
  9. The subject matter for each training (e.g., First Amendment, less-lethal weapons, forensic investigation techniques, etc.)
  10. The nature of each training (e.g., field training, detective training, management training, etc.)
  11. The date(s) of each training
  12. Trainer name(s), rank(s) (if applicable), badge number (if applicable) and affiliation(s) (e.g., VPD, or, if not VPD, the specific non-VPD agency or vendor)
  13. Number of hours or units per training
  14. POST catalogue number associated with training, if applicable

If no record exist that contains all of this information, please disclose as much information as does exist.

 

  • The training records you request are maintained by California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).   If you would like us to access these records, we will require an extension of time to do so due to the voluminous nature of your request. 

 

  1. All records regarding departmental training requirements since January 1, 2014 through March 4, 2019. If these requirements have changed over time, please include each version of them since January 1, 2014, as well as the date the policy was adopted or changed.

 

  • Vallejo Police Department is a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) compliant agency.  Any information regarding any in-house training is pursuant to and in compliance with California POST regulations. The training information can be found on their website at https://post.ca.gov/Home.

  

Regards,

 

Acting Captain Steve Cheatham

Professional Standards Division

Vallejo Police Department

Vallejopd@CityofVallejo.net

 

 

March 14, 2019, 4:43pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
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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 §6253(c) 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, 5:20pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I (Staff)
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March 4, 2019, 5:18pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst I
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Added: Police Department.
March 4, 2019, 3:55pm by Heather Iopu, Deputy City Clerk
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Request received via web
March 4, 2019, 11:03am