Local level SAEC policies/data (Auburn Police Department)

Paxtyn Merten filed this request with the Auburn Police Department of Auburn, WA.
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P010977-100318

Multi Request Local level SAEC policies/data
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From: Paxtyn Merten


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all statistics, data, reports, audits, policies, and procedures pertaining to the following items regarding sexual assault evidence collection (SAEC) kits — also known as "rape kits":

• All standard operating procedures regarding the SAEC process

• Any written policies or procedures regarding department practices on the acquisition or handling of rape kit evidence, including protocols for its collection, testing, and delegation and transfer to all other relevant locations, laboratories, or agencies

• The number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed

• The number of kits that have been processed by a public or private crime or forensic laboratory or equivalent processing location from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed

• The number of unprocessed kits in any storage facilities currently under the department’s jurisdiction and control, including those held by medical personnel or at external laboratory locations

• Any materials regarding the status or ultimate disposition of cases in which a kit was collected. Please include all available segregable data.

• All audits involving this agency regarding the collection or backlog of SAEC kits

• All proposed alterations or yet-to-be-implemented changes to the policies and procedures regarding the collection, testing, and use of SAEC kits

If there any questions about this request, please feel free to call us at the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Paxtyn Merten

From: Auburn Police Department

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of October 03, 2018, Reference # P010977-100318
Dear Paxtyn ,
The City of Auburn received a public records request from you on October 03, 2018. You requested the following: "To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Any and all statistics, data, reports, audits, policies, and procedures pertaining to the following items regarding sexual assault evidence collection (SAEC) kits — also known as "rape kits":
• All standard operating procedures regarding the SAEC process
• Any written policies or procedures regarding department practices on the acquisition or handling of rape kit evidence, including protocols for its collection, testing, and delegation and transfer to all other relevant locations, laboratories, or agencies
• The number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed
• The number of kits that have been processed by a public or private crime or forensic laboratory or equivalent processing location from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed
• The number of unprocessed kits in any storage facilities currently under the department’s jurisdiction and control, including those held by medical personnel or at external laboratory locations
• Any materials regarding the status or ultimate disposition of cases in which a kit was collected. Please include all available segregable data.
• All audits involving this agency regarding the collection or backlog of SAEC kits
• All proposed alterations or yet-to-be-implemented changes to the policies and procedures regarding the collection, testing, and use of SAEC kits
If there any questions about this request, please feel free to call us at the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.
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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Paxtyn Merten"

The City of Auburn has located records responsive to your request. Please note the City does not have an inventory of kits collected after April 1, 2017. The City does not have reports showing any other data requested.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW RECORD (https://u4037834.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=L5asTq9oAWi6tKrRmhm-2FjWCdZg7I8mHY15IWFaZjK8hC5EQiNkOWiACOzVG59XVxGyv-2B6KJ6QAgpc2iZJgYxuoUhaLcWDNF3knFZCjaQYWNIIfMWLHH82N8Dh5HmrIZX_tse2iokjQIDjC15JjVZcTaBNUpbaO45hcuJvABVzaMDG-2FedwKH2jXxrLlsElAKWOJmupm00UK7tVFhoQ-2FmUHNemMLruebhpIDVgoey6Ixclap15aC6zfv8kFwKODHz6iH-2FudPOMAn1G5hGFOde-2BCqtDCYJECNUhyrIuhJD9dGe8yP-2BS1LqX4GaU3wRyx9DDNBc37eU6-2BeRDFG2V4gRtOYzi1xI-2Bp6wmX89iZrO6zfdSC93FPXHfeEtve3Xff6mxa)
Thank you for your patience in awaiting this information, this concludes our response to this request.
Sincerely,
Shawn Campbell
City Clerk
City Clerk's Office
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