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MDDC members collaborate for Sunshine Week

February 1, 2019

MDDC members are working together on a project that will be published during Sunshine Week (March 10 - 17, 2019).  We are focusing on the costs of police records around the region.  We are asking members to interview their local police agencies (no federal agencies, please) to ascertain what their policy is for obtaining police records such as accident reports or police reports and how it meshes with the PIA (or FOIA in DE and DC). Here’s how members can participate:

  1. List which agencies you are going to contact on this google spreadsheet
  2. Use the online interview form to provide the information from each interview.  Please write a few grafs on the topic that can be incorporated into the overview story and provide documentation for the sidebar.
    We also want the details of the policy to put into a chart for the region.  There is a space on the online interview form to upload documents if that is helpful.
  3. Deadline is February 9th for interviews and the entire package will be available for members March 4th.  Sunshine week is March 10th!

Any editorial questions, please contact Andy Schotz at the Herald-Mail.  Logistics or technical questions, please contact Rebecca Snyder.

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