Request #19-996

Belmont Police Department
PRL Office
PO Box 387
Belmont, MA 02478

October 22, 2019

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Emails and email attachments that fit ALL of the following criteria (detailed in 3 parts below):

1) Sent or received between March 1st, 2019, and today's date (October 22, 2019), or the latest possible date available in the email system

2) Sent by an email address ending in "" to any employee of the law enforcement agency to which this request is addressed, OR sent by an employee of the law enforcement agency to which this request is addressed to any "" email address

3) Containing in the subject line, or body of the message, or attachment, one OR more of the following search terms:
'Leadership Seminar'
'Leadership Seminar in Israel: Resilience and Counterterrorism'
'Leadership, Resilience and Counter-Terrorism Seminar'
'New England Leadership, Resilience and Counter-Terrorism Seminar'
'Massachussets Leadership, Resilience and Counter-Terrorism Seminar'
'Counter-Terrorism Seminar'

The emails and/or attachments are likely to include, but are not limited to:
---an invitation to participate in the ADL's Leadership, Resilience and Counter-Terrorism Seminar in Israel

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Sammy Peterson

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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 82020
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.


October 22, 2019 via email


November 5, 2019




Sammy Peterson






Point of Contact

Ben Mailhot

Request Published Public
October 25, 2019, 11:57am
Request Closed Public

The Town of Belmont does not possess any documents that are responsive to your Public Records Request. We now consider your request closed.

October 23, 2019, 11:32am
Department Assignment Public
October 23, 2019, 11:31am
Request Opened Public
Request received via email
October 23, 2019, 11:31am