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DEMHS Freedom of Information Requests and Safety Review

The Connecticut Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to obtain records and attend meetings of all public agencies with certain exceptions.  
 
Freedom of Information Requests for documents from the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security under the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act may be directed to:
 
 
DESPP/DEMHS
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut  06106
 
Please email requests to Brenda.Bergeron@ct.gov

Guidance for Requests that Pose a Security or Safety Risk

Under the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, there are certain exemptions that prevent the release of information that could apply to the release o information a security or safety risk to the any person or public facility.If an FOI request comes to a municipal, district, or regional agency and the agency wishes to withhold all or part of the requested records on the basis that there is a resonal grounds that disclosure may result in a safety risk, then the Chief Executive Offficer of that agency must request a determination of the safety risk from the Co missioner of DESPP. Such requests may be sent to Attorney Brenda Bergeron.

If the FOI request comes to a State Executive Agency the safety risk determination must be requested from the State Department of Administrative Services.

Please see guidance below regarding these items.