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For immediate release -- November 22, 2000.
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Training Tuesday for Law Enforcement Agencies on
Managing Public Records Requests

DES MOINES-- 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 properly."

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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