Local level SAEC policies/data (Kent Police Department)

Paxtyn Merten filed this request with the Kent Police Department of Kent, WA.
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W016653-100218

W016653-100218

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: Kent Police Department

Dear Paxtyn Merten: Thank youfor your interest in public records of the City of Kent. Your request has beenreceived and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on10/2/2018 and given the reference number W016653-100218for tracking purposes. Pursuant to RCW 42.56, this response acknowledges receipt of your request forpublic records. The City estimates  it will provide a further responsewithin 5 business days with a determination regarding disclosure, denial, or ifan exemption to disclosure can be established. The City reserves the right toextend this time frame if necessary.
Records Requested:
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 kitsIf 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 MertenFiled via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 61886-49357541@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/kent-police-department-9453/local-level-saec-policiesdata-kent-police-department-61886/?uuid-login=4e602c45-a70c-4511-8b87-136a34f4dc61&email=ehemmen%40KentWA.gov#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 61886411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable. Yourrequest will be forwarded to the relevant city department(s) to locate therecords you seek, and then determine the volume and any costs associated withsatisfying your request.  The City will contact you about the availabilityof the records or provide copies of the records responsive to your request.
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10/09/2018 Dear Paxtyn Merten: Please see attached letter in regards to public records request File #W016653-100218 Thank you. Tiffany Alcorn Tiffany Alcorn, Public Disclosure Administrator

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10/09/2018 Dear Paxtyn Merten: Please see attached letter in regards to public records request File #W016653-100218 Thank you. Tiffany Alcorn Tiffany Alcorn, Public Disclosure Administrator

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