FOIA: What Police and Fire Departments Must Know

Municipal Training Plainfield

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

FOIA: What Police and Fire Departments Must Know

Plainfield Town Hall
8 Community Avenue
Plainfield, CT 06374

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration beings at 8:30 a.m.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW back to top

Your police and fire departments are well trained to respond to emergencies. Are they as prepared to respond to the requirements of FOIA?

Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) details 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

Make sure public safety providers are well-versed in the requirements of FOIA to avoid costly and embarrassing complaints. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES back to top

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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND back to top

  • Mayors/First Selectmen
  • Town/City Managers
  • Police Chiefs, Police Officers, & Staff
  • Fire Chiefs & Staff
  • New Supervisors
  • Risk Managers
  • Municipal Attorneys

CCM PRESENTERS back to top

Lisa Banatoski Mehta,
Shipman & Goodwin, LLP 


Henry J. Zaccardi, Esq.,
Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Tom Hennick
FOI Commission

 

 

COST back to top

  • Non-Members - $120 per attendee, (see registration info below)
  • FREE to CCM-Members, (see registration info below)

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FINE PRINT back to top

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