Untitled (Benton County Sheriff's Office)

Amy filed this request with the Benton County Sheriff's Office of Benton County, WA.
Tracking #

2020-1276

Multi Request Untitled
Est. Completion Feb. 25, 2021
Status
Partially Completed

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From: Amy


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all policies, procedures, and other guidance affecting this jurisdiction's compliance with and application of public record and open meeting laws during the emergency response to COVID-19.

Please provide any guidance provided or requirements imposed by state or legislative officials. Please also provide any internal guidance regarding processing and fulfillment of public record requests.

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,

Amy

From: Benton County Sheriff's Office

On September 28, 2020, our office received your request for - Any and all policies, procedures, and other guidance affecting this jurisdiction's compliance with and application of public record and open meeting laws during the emergency response to COVID-19. Tracking number 2020-XXXX has been assigned to your request, please use this number on all correspondence associated with this request for records. This email serves to acknowledge said request pursuant to RCW 42.56.520.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office is reviewing your request and has determined additional time is needed to search for potentially responsive documents, review for potential exemptions under the law and prepare an exemption log if applicable. Based on the above, the number of requests being processed, current staffing and workload, we estimate the releasable records will be available to you by January 07, 2021. Should this estimate need to be revised, we will notify you as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience concerning this matter. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your public records request, please contact our office at 509-735-6555 extension 3285.

[decal_sigline]TONI MATA
Records Division
Benton County Sheriff's Office
7122 W. Okanogan Place, Bld. A
Kennewick, Washington 99336
509-735-6555 ext. 3285

NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE: This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. Any unauthorized use, distribution, or disclosure is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify sender immediately and destroy/delete the original transmission. Any correspondence from or to this e-mail account may be public record. Accordingly, this e-mail, in whole or in part, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to RCW 42.56, regardless of any claim of confidentiality or privilege asserted by an external party.

From: Benton County Sheriff's Office

Good Morning,

We received your request on September 28, 2020 and assigned tracking number 2020-1276. Our office responded to this request with an extension email on October 01, 2020, records will be available to you by January 07, 2021. Should this estimate need to be revised, we will notify you as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience concerning this matter. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your public records request, please contact our office at 509-735-6555 extension 3285.

[decal_sigline]TONI MATA
Records Division
Benton County Sheriff's Office
7122 W. Okanogan Place, Bld. A
Kennewick, Washington 99336
509-735-6555 ext. 3285

NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE: This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. Any unauthorized use, distribution, or disclosure is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify sender immediately and destroy/delete the original transmission. Any correspondence from or to this e-mail account may be public record. Accordingly, this e-mail, in whole or in part, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to RCW 42.56, regardless of any claim of confidentiality or privilege asserted by an external party.

From: Benton County Sheriff's Office

Good Morning,

We received your request on September 28, 2020 and assigned tracking number 2020‐1276. Our office responded to this request with an extension email on October 01, 2020, records will be available to you by January 07, 2021. Should this estimate need to be revised, we will notify you as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience concerning this matter. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding
your public records request, please contact our office at 509‐735‐6555 extension 3285.

[decal_sigline]TONI MATA
Records Division
Benton County Sheriff’s Office
7122 W. Okanogan Place, Bld. A
Kennewick, Washington 99336
509-735-6555 ext. 3285

NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE: This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. Any unauthorized use, distribution, or disclosure is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify sender immediately and destroy/delete the original transmission. Any correspondence from or to this e-mail account may be public record. Accordingly, this e-mail, in whole or in part, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to RCW 42.56, regardless of any claim of confidentiality or privilege asserted by an external party.

From: Benton County Sheriff's Office

Hello,

We would like to talk to someone about a request received at our county. It was sent by Amy on 9/25/20 (we received it 9/28/20) and it has been assigned Benton County Public Records Request #BCSO 2020-1276.

Please call me at 509-222-2332.

Thank you.

Mary Christen
Administrative Assistant
Risk Management
(509)222-2332
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From: Benton County Sheriff's Office

On September 28, 2020, our office received your request for records involving any and all policies, procedures, and other guidance affecting this jurisdiction's compliance with and application of public record and open meeting laws during the emergency response to COVID-19. Tracking number 2020-1276 has been assigned and this letter serves to respond to said request pursuant to RCW 42.56.520.

We are reviewing this request and have determined that additional time is needed for the search of potentially responsive documents and legal review of exemptions under the law. Based on the above and the number of requests our office is currently processing, the records will be released to you on an installment basis.

Attached to this email is the first installment of responsive to your request. In the event any of the documents provided to you appear to be privileged or exempt, the disclosure is inadvertent, and the County does not waive any applicable exemption or privilege. If you become aware that any of the documents provided to you appear to be exempt from disclosure, please notify me immediately and promptly return the erroneously released document.

We estimate the next installment of records will be available to you by February 25, 2021 with an estimated completion date of December 31, 2021. Should these estimates need to be revised, we will notify you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience concerning this matter. If you have any questions, please call 509-735-6555 extension 3285 or send an email to BCSORecords@co.benton.wa.us<mailto:BCSORecords@co.benton.wa.us>.

[decal_sigline]TONI MATA
Records Division
Benton County Sheriff's Office
7122 W. Okanogan Place, Bld. A
Kennewick, Washington 99336
509-735-6555 ext. 3285

NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE: This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. Any unauthorized use, distribution, or disclosure is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify sender immediately and destroy/delete the original transmission. Any correspondence from or to this e-mail account may be public record. Accordingly, this e-mail, in whole or in part, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to RCW 42.56, regardless of any claim of confidentiality or privilege asserted by an external party.

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