Local level SAEC policies/data (Cornwall on Hudson Village Police Department)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.

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Est. Completion Dec. 13, 2021
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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Vanessa Nason

From: Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department

To Whom it may concern,

The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., Police Department is a very small Law Enforcement Agency which employs approximately (3) three full-time police officers, (9) nine part- time police officers , (1) part- time Chief of Police and (1) one part- time school crossing guard.

When we have any major crimes, including sex crimes which would require a, Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit (SAEC), our agency would immediately contact the New York State Police- Troop F Headquarters in Middletown, N.Y., to conduct the investigation and handle any/ all evidence collection.

As per your inquiry, we do not have any Sexual Evidence Collection Kits in our possession as well we do not have any (SAEC) procedure and/ or collection policy as part of our Departmental General Orders.

Please advise me if you have any further inquiries.

NOTE: All your Muckrock inquiries have been coming through my Departmental email junk mail which typically gets deleted to avoid any chance of computer viruses to not only the police computer server but also to other Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. Departments as well.

Thank you in advance!!


Chief Steven E. Dixon
V/ Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. Police Department


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