Local level SAEC policies/data (Mount Hope Town Police Department)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the town police department of Mount Hope, NY.

It is a clone of this request.

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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.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Paul Rickard

Please see the attached response.

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Paul J. Rickard, MPA
FBI NA 221
Chief of Police
Town of Mount Hope Police Department
7 Baker Street
Otisville, New York 10963
(845) 386-8886 - Phone
(845) 386-1325 - Fax

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From: Paul Rickard

Attached are documents we have. Any felony, including rape, reported to our
agency is investigated by the New York State Police and they would handle
and process any rape kits.

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Paul J. Rickard, MPA
FBI NA 221
Chief of Police
Town of Mount Hope Police Department
7 Baker Street
Otisville, New York 10963
(845) 386-8886 - Phone
(845) 386-1325 - Fax

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
This e-mail message (including any and all attachments) is covered by the
Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510-2521, and is
intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may
contain information that is privileged, confidential and/or otherwise
protected from disclosure. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure
dissemination, copying, forwarding or distribution is prohibited. If you
are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail
and destroy all copies of the original message. If you are the intended
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