In October 2010, Freehold Borough contracted with Jersey Professional Management to prepare a report on the operation of the Freehold Police Department. The report was released to the Borough in June.
Many Open Public Records Requests have been submitted for this report by several organizations. All have been denied with the excuse that the document constitutes "a management and personnel document, which contains strategies and policies regarding public safety and crime prevention. Thus, Freehold Borough is not obligated to release it to the public.”
As a result of Freehold's refusal to release the report, The Latino Coalition of Monmouth County has filed suit against Freehold Borough and the Freehold Clerk.
Freehold could easily have released a redacted report and avoided the expense of a lawsuit.