City policies regarding Civilian Oversight of Police (Anchorage Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Anchorage Police Department of Anchorage, AK .


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Alaska Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All documents containing policies and procedures that establish the authority/powers of the civilian review board, office of civilian complaints, civilian police commission, civilian inspector general, or other civilian oversight structure of the police department.

If no civilian oversight board exists, copy of any policies or procedures for handling civilian complaints.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: APD world wide web AskAPD

Mr. Samuel Sinyangwee,

We have received your email request. Your request has been forwarded to our Office of Professional Responsibility. You should be hearing back from someone soon regarding your request. Thank you for your patience.

Lieutenant Jared Tuia

Inspections Unit Commander

Anchorage Police Department

4501 Elmore

Anchorage, Ak 99507

Phone: (907)786-8701

From: APD world wide web AskAPD

Mr. Samuel Sinyangwee,

We appreciate your vigilance in following up on your request. As mentioned before your request was forwarded to the Office of Professional Responsibility as well as our Records Department. A representative from those units should be getting back with you in the near future. Thanks again for writing in to AskAPD.

Lt. Tuia

From: Richardson, Bill

Dear Mr. Sinyangwe,
Thank you for your patience while our legal department authorized the release of the attached policies. We do not have civilian oversight beyond the municipal assembly. The attached are policies for dealing with civilian complaints.
Best regards,

Lieutenant Bill Richardson
Anchorage Police Department
Office of Professional Responsibility
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99507