Other (indicate in message) Submitted: May 10, 2024 | Updated: May 10, 2024

[See Editor’s Note] (May 2024) Submission related to “Missouri/Arkansas police and fire department”, 04/24/24 – 04/30/2099.

Date sent in to Sunshine: 04/24/24

Original Subject:

Original Message:
Missouri/Arkansas police and fire department full list of names with bond numbers, badge numbers, work locations, superior names and bond numbers as well, etc.

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
April 24, 2024 - April 30, 2099

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Editor’s Note 05/10/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. As written, it is unclear what specific, searchable public record the sender would like to receive, and to what specific entity the request should be sent.

1) A Google search shows that the name written in the “Subject” of this submission may be the name of a person or business Trust filed at an address in Missouri. It is unclear how that name is relevant to the records that are being requested.

2) Missouri/Arkansas police and fire department full list of names with bond numbers, badge numbers, work locations, superior names and bond numbers as well, etc.”

– By mentioning multiple entities (Police and Fire departments) and multiple states (Missouri and Arkansas) within one request, it seems the sender may be asking us to submit multiple separate requests to many different entities.

We do not know how many different entities a request like this could potentially include, or where it should be sent. If you’d like to request similar records from different entities, we ask that the sender please submit individual requests to our website — each one should clearly indicate the specific entity/city /county/state, time periods, etc. and what is specifically being requested of that particular entity.

However, please note that we cannot submit a request to “all fire departments” or “all police departments” in a particular State … unless, you’re aware of a specific entity that has access to that type of data and is able to fulfill one large request for that info. Otherwise — the individual request(s) we would need to submit would be for records specific to one particular entity (for example: Request for “the City of Asheville, NC Police Department”).

– We do not know if police officer and fire department employee “badge numbers” are considered to be a matter of public record in Arkansas or Missouri, or what public benefit obtaining that data may serve. We just want to note this for your consideration when re-writing the request.

– What specifically is meant by the terms “work locations” and “etc”, and, to what period of time should a request for records like that apply?

Clarifying the specific records you’re seeking will help to greatly narrow the scope of the request(s), and will also reduce the amount of time it takes the Disclosing Agencies (as well as our team) to process the request(s).

3) The sender indicated the “Start / End date” for the responsive records should beApril 24, 2024 to April 30, 2099“. Please revise this timeline when re-writing the request.

If after reviewing the various entities’ websites, you are unable to locate the records you’d like to receive — please feel free to revise and submit new request(s) through our site. Please clearly indicate any specific details, subject, message, dates, record types, City / County / State, etc. about the exact public records that are being requested.

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Due to the personal nature of this type of information, we recommend that the sender reach out directly to the appropriate entity for assistance with the request.

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It’s the requester’s responsibility to write the request in a manner that clearly specifies a record that is being requested, and to what government entity it should be sent.

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It is important that what you are requesting is specific and reasonable, and is an actionable records request. Please specify the exact type of records you’d like to receive, rather than any “possible” or “potential” info that could be searched. Remember that the larger your request, the more time it usually takes to fulfill. Specificity will often help reduce the amount of time needed to process the request.

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Status: Completed


  • May 10, 2024 3:21 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending