FOIA: What Police and Fire Departments Must Know

Municipal Training

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

FOIA: What Police and Fire Departments Must Know

Guilford Fire House
390 Church Street, Guilford, CT
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. Register for this CCM
Municipal Government Training compliance workshop today!

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

Henry J. Zaccardi, Esq.,
Shipman & Goodwin, LLP
Mr. Zaccardi is involved in representation of public and private employers and non-profit organizations in all aspects of labor relations and employment law.

Lisa Banatoski Mehta,
Shipman & Goodwin, LLP 
Lisa Banatoski Mehta specializes in employment law and employee relations, including collective bargaining matters for municipal employers and representation of employers in labor and employment matters before administrative agencies and the courts.

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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