Freedom of Information Officer and Available Documents for St. Clair County Sheriff – Freedom of Information Officer and Available Documents for St. Clair County Sheriff

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Mary Jo,
 
Will the digital signature/certificate attached to this email suffice for signature, or do I need to print the request out, sign, scan, and then submit?
 
I’ll be forwarding the requests as attachments with the reference numbers and a digitally signed email, or I’ll go the print/sign/scan route if you decide so.
 
Thanks.
 
Mark McCoy
 
> Access, Public
> Wednesday, February 24, 2016 4:31 PM
> Mark,
>
> Please send us a copy of the FOIA request you submitted to the public body. We need the entire request-showing to whom it was sent, date sent, etc. Your Request for Review also needs to be signed. We need this for both requests for review that you sent us. They are PAC # 40411 and 40414.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mary Jo
>
> —–Original Message—–
> From: Mark McCoy [> Access, Public
> Wednesday, February 24, 2016 4:31 PM
> Mark,
>
> Please send us a copy of the FOIA request you submitted to the public body. We need the entire request-showing to whom it was sent, date sent, etc. Your Request for Review also needs to be signed. We need this for both requests for review that you sent us. They are PAC # 40411 and 40414.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mary Jo
>
> —–Original Message—–
> From: Mark McCoy [
[email protected]
>
> Date of request for this review: 2/24/16
>
> I am filing this appeal pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/3(d) relating to a lack
> of response to my request for public records made to the St. Clair
> County Sheriff’s Office. A copy of said request is included with this
> appeal. The request was emailed on 2/11/16 to Mr. Thomas Knapp (Presumed
> acting FOIA Officer), not having any direct information on the actual
> FOIA officer and in this request attempting to discern the actual FOIA
> officer; and no reply was ever received. Email was sent to Tom Knapp at
> [email protected]
>
> I hereby submit this request for the Public Access Counselor to review
> the denial of my FOIA request.
>
> Date on Which the Public Body Denied the FOIA Request: Exceeding 5 days
> past the Date Requested: 2/11/16
>
> I never received a reply from the Public Body within the prescribed
> timeframe which constitutes a denial under 5 ILCS 140/3(d).
>
> Name of the Public Body: St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office
>
> Attach the following documents:
>
> Copy of FOIA Request.
> See text below.
>
> Nature of Request for Review: The Public Body never responded.
>
> ——————–BEGIN COPY OF ORIGINAL REQUEST——————–
>
> Mr. Knapp,
>
> Pursuant to (5 ILCS 140/3.5), et. seq., I am writing to request the
> following information. If you are not the authorized FOIA Officer for
> the information requested, kindly forward to such person for review.
>
>
> 1. The designated FOIA Officer and any designees, along with contact
> information for submitting requests, including, but not limited to:
> Physical address
> Email address(es)
> Phone numbers
> Fax numbers
>
> 2. A list of documents or categories of records available upon request.
>
> 3. Pursuant to (5 ILCS 140/3.5)(b), any records of training taken and/or
> successful completion of, prior and current electronic training
> curriculum for all Officers and their designees.
>
>
> Thank you in advance for your time.
>
> Mark McCoy
> Telephone: 314-252-8008
> E-mail: [email protected]
>
>
> STATEMENT OF PURPOSE IN SUPPORT OF FEE WAIVER:
> I am requesting the records be provided without charge or at a reduced
> fee, as this information is relevant to the public interest. The
> information requested will be used for non-commercial purposes. The
> information requested may be used as research for a study related to the
> subject matter and subject herein in furthering the public interest.
> This information may be provided to the public at no cost for the purposes
> of educating the pubic and fomenting public interest in matters related
> to the operation of government. The information may be published for
> disseminating
> information on a website of a non-commercial nature and which does not
> solicit nor accept
> any fees or contributions of any kind for access to publicly available
> information.
> The nature of the website where this information may be published is for
> informing
> the general public as to governmental functions and actions with respect
> to the health, safety, welfare, and rights of the general public.
>
> As provided by The Freedom of Information Act, I will expect your
> written response within five (5) working days, but understand that
> comprehensive requests may require reasonable extensions of time
> for a response pursuant to statute.
>
> If you choose to deny this request, please provide a written explanation
> for the denial including a reference to the specific statutory
> exemption(s) upon which you rely. Also, please provide all segregable
> portions of otherwise exempt material.
> ——————–END COPY OF ORIGINAL REQUEST——————–
> Mark McCoy
> Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:29 PM
> FOIA REQUEST FOR REVIEW BY PUBLIC ACCESS COUNSELOR (PAC)
>
> Public Access Counselor
> Sarah Pratt
> Acting Public Access Counselor
> Office of the Illinois Attorney General
> 500 S. 2nd Street
> Springfield, Illinois 62706
> Fax: (217) 782-1396
> [email protected]
>
> Requester: Mark McCoy
> Request Submitted by: E-mail
> Street Address: C/O 41 Grandview Drive
> City/State/Zip: Collinsville, Illinois
> Telephone: 314-252-8008
> E-mail: [email protected]
>
> Date of request for this review: 2/24/16
>
> I am filing this appeal pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/3(d) relating to a lack of response to my request for public records made to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office. A copy of said request is included with this appeal. The request was emailed on 2/11/16 to Mr. Thomas Knapp (Presumed acting FOIA Officer), not having any direct information on the actual FOIA officer and in this request attempting to discern the actual FOIA officer; and no reply was ever received. Email was sent to Tom Knapp at [email protected]
>
> I hereby submit this request for the Public Access Counselor to review the denial of my FOIA request.
>
> Date on Which the Public Body Denied the FOIA Request: Exceeding 5 days past the Date Requested: 2/11/16
>
> I never received a reply from the Public Body within the prescribed timeframe which constitutes a denial under 5 ILCS 140/3(d).
>
> Name of the Public Body: St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office
>
> Attach the following documents:
>
> Copy of FOIA Request.
> See text below.
>
> Nature of Request for Review: The Public Body never responded.
>
> ——————–BEGIN COPY OF ORIGINAL REQUEST——————–
>
> Mr. Knapp,
>
> Pursuant to (5 ILCS 140/3.5), et. seq., I am writing to request the following information. If you are not the authorized FOIA Officer for the information requested, kindly forward to such person for review.
>
>
> 1. The designated FOIA Officer and any designees, along with contact information for submitting requests, including, but not limited to:
> Physical address
> Email address(es)
> Phone numbers
> Fax numbers
>
> 2. A list of documents or categories of records available upon request.
>
> 3. Pursuant to (5 ILCS 140/3.5)(b), any records of training taken and/or successful completion of, prior and current electronic training curriculum for all Officers and their designees.
>
>
> Thank you in advance for your time.
>
> Mark McCoy
> Telephone: 314-252-8008
> E-mail: [email protected]
>
>
> STATEMENT OF PURPOSE IN SUPPORT OF FEE WAIVER:
> I am requesting the records be provided without charge or at a reduced
> fee, as this information is relevant to the public interest. The
> information requested will be used for non-commercial purposes. The
> information requested may be used as research for a study related to the
> subject matter and subject herein in furthering the public interest.
> This information may be provided to the public at no cost for the purposes
> of educating the pubic and fomenting public interest in matters related
> to the operation of government. The information may be published for disseminating
> information on a website of a non-commercial nature and which does not solicit nor accept
> any fees or contributions of any kind for access to publicly available information.
> The nature of the website where this information may be published is for informing
> the general public as to governmental functions and actions with respect
> to the health, safety, welfare, and rights of the general public.
>
> As provided by The Freedom of Information Act, I will expect your
> written response within five (5) working days, but understand that
> comprehensive requests may require reasonable extensions of time
> for a response pursuant to statute.
>
> If you choose to deny this request, please provide a written explanation
> for the denial including a reference to the specific statutory
> exemption(s) upon which you rely. Also, please provide all segregable
> portions of otherwise exempt material.
> ——————–END COPY OF ORIGINAL REQUEST——————–

 
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I understand it is a violation of the Freedom of Information Act for a person to knowingly obtain a public record for a
commercial purpose without disclosing that it is for a commercial purpose, if it is requested to do so by
the public body. 5 ILCS 140.3.1(c).
 
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
I am requesting the records be provided without charge or at a reduced
fee, as this information is relevant to ?the public interest?. The
information requested will be used for non-commercial purposes. The
information requested may be used as research for a study related to the
subject matter and subject herein in furthering the public interest.
This information may be provided to the public at no cost for the purposes of educating the pubic and fomenting public interest in matters related to the operation of government. The information may be published for disseminating information on a website of a non-commercial nature and which does not solicit nor accept
any fees or contributions of any kind for access to publicly available information. The nature of the website where this information may be published is for informing the general public as to governmental functions and actions with respect to the health, safety, welfare, and rights of the general public.
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