Port of Seattle Police Department information sharing MOUs

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Port of Seattle Police Department of King County, WA.


From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Memoranda of understanding (MOU's) regarding information sharing (the exchange of physical, analog, and digital data both public and non-public, gathered through Port of Seattle Police Department resources and activities, regardless of transmission method) between Port of Seattle Police Department and other entities (e.g., private businesses, trade associations, other police departments, fusion centers, federal agencies, etc.) and any agreements, binding or non-binding, to enter into or join groups, networks, or engage services providing information sharing of the same type. Information sharing in this context pertains to discreet information gathered about the public by the resources of the Port of Seattle Police Department, not to information gathered internally about the Port of Seattle Police Department for its own organizational, regulatory, or administrative reasons, and not to amalgamated statistical data provided to accredited academic entities for research purposes.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Phil Mocek

From: Linton, Asia

Hello Mr. Mocek,

This is to acknowledge your request dated April 23, 2013 for records.

Our office is reviewing the request and, pursuant to Chapter 42.56 RCW, we estimate that it will take until May 16, 2013 to determine whether we have records that are responsive to your request, and to determine whether any of these records are exempt from disclosure.

We will disclose records incrementally, if necessary, after they have been identified and reviewed. Thank you for your interest in the Port of Seattle!

From: Linton, Asia

Good afternoon,

We are almost complete in our review and we plan to send responsive files to you on or before May 21, 2013. We apologize for the delay.

From: Linton, Asia

Mr. Mocek,

We have attached responsive files and plan to send the final set to you on or before June 2, 2013. Thank you for your patience.

From: Linton, Asia

Good afternoon,

We apologize for not responding to you sooner but due to unexpected delays, we plan to send the files to you on or before June 7, 2013. We appreciate your patience.

From: Linton, Asia


We have attached the last set of files to complete your request. If you have questions about these files, please contact Jason Kelly in Public Affairs at 206.787.6406. Please let us know if we can assist you any further.