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FOIA: What Police and Fire Departments Must Know

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Municipal Training

December 15, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Speakers: Lisa Banatoski Mehta

December 15, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Guilford Fire House 
390 Church Street
Guilford, CT

Lisa Banatoski Mehta and Henry Zaccardi will present the program, “FOIA: What Police and Fire Departments Must Know” at the CCM Municipal Training.  

This presentation will discuss Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements for public meetings, with special provisions affecting public safety personnel. In this unique program designed specifically for local Police and Fire departments, attendees will learn about:

  • Requirements for public access, recordkeeping, and release of information
  • Employment issues including collective bargaining and personnel, medical and investigative files
  • Law enforcement & security exemptions to FOIA

Learning Objects include:

Overview of the Freedom of Information Act

  • FOIA and Public Safety
  • Basic Requirements: Meetings and Records
  • Overview of Police Employment Issues

Employment Issues Under FOIA

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Testing and Selection of Employees
  • Personnel, Medical, and Investigative Files

Law Enforcement Records Under FOIA

  • Law Enforcement Records Exemptions
  • Arrest and Conviction Records
  • Juvenile Records

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