Local level SAEC polices/data (Bozeman, Montana)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Bozeman Police Department of Bozeman, MT.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Montana Freedom of Information 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") and processing:

• all standard operating procedures regarding the SAEC process

• any written policies or procedures regarding department practices on the acquisition of or handling of rape kit evidence, including protocols for its collection, testing, and delegation and transfer to all other possibly 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From:

Vanessa Nason,

I am in receipt of your request (received via USPS) in regards to our SAEC kits. I will begin to compile the data you have requested and provide it to you via email by the end of the month.

Cory

Cory Klumb|Detective Captain
Bozeman Police Department
615 South 16th Avenue
Bozeman, Montana 59715
Office (406) 582-2021
www.bozemanpolice.com<http://www.bozemanpolice.com/>
BOZEMANMT

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From: Bozeman Police Department

Vanessa,

Sorry about the delay. I am finishing up the compilation at this time and should be able to get this to you in the next couple of days.
Thanks,
Cory

From: Bozeman Police Department

Vanessa Nason,

Here is the data you requested from the Bozeman Police Department. Sorry it took longer than I thought it would to compile this. Thanks for understanding.

Cory

Cory Klumb|Detective Captain
Bozeman Police Department
615 South 16th Avenue
Bozeman, Montana 59715
Office (406) 582-2021
www.bozemanpolice.com<http://www.bozemanpolice.com/>
BOZEMANMT

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