immediate release -- November 22, 2000.
Contact Bob Brammer, 515-281-6699
Tuesday for Law Enforcement Agencies on
Managing Public Records Requests
A statewide training session on "Managing Public Records Requests"
will be led by the Attorney General's Office Tuesday morning, November
28, over the Iowa Communications Network, or ICN. The training is designed
especially for local law enforcement officials.
Attorney General Tom
Miller said 900 persons have registered for the training at 65 ICN sites
all over Iowa.
When he announced
the training earlier this fall, Miller said: "Our goal is to provide
practical information to local law enforcement agencies on how to comply
with Iowa's Public Records Law. In Iowa we have a strong and valuable
tradition of government that is open to public view, including law enforcement.
This is one of the most important ingredients behind the strong public
support most Iowans give to their law enforcement agencies. Still, there
are plenty of complicated issues for law enforcement agencies, which have
to consider both the public's right to know and the requirements of confidentiality.
The training will help us all do our best job of handling such questions
The training will
run from 10 a.m. to noon and will be led by Deputy Attorneys General Doug
Marek and Julie Pottorff of Miller's office.
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