Local level SAEC polices/data (Dane County, WI)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Dane County Sheriff of Dane County, WI.

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From: Vanessa Nason


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wisconsin Open 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") 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: Dane County Sheriff

MuckRock News,

Requests will be fulfilled as soon as practicable and without delay based on the order in which they were received.
Under Wisconsin law, a request for access to a public record may not be refused because the person making the request is unwilling to be identified. However, if the request involves restricted record access, we will contact you to obtain proof that you are someone statutorily authorized to obtain the requested record.
Where a search or other time-consuming effort is expended in order to retrieve or produce copies for the benefit of any person, the actual, necessary and direct costs of such search or other efforts shall be borne by the requesting party. No fee for a search shall be charged unless the costs of the search exceed $50.
-DCSO Records

From: Dane County Sheriff

MuckRock News,

Requests will be fulfilled as soon as practicable and without delay based on the order in which they were received.
Under Wisconsin law, a request for access to a public record may not be refused because the person making the request is unwilling to be identified. However, if the request involves restricted record access, we will contact you to obtain proof that you are someone statutorily authorized to obtain the requested record.
Where a search or other time-consuming effort is expended in order to retrieve or produce copies for the benefit of any person, the actual, necessary and direct costs of such search or other efforts shall be borne by the requesting party. No fee for a search shall be charged unless the costs of the search exceed $50.
-DCSO Records

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