Local level SAEC policies/data (Okaloosa County, FL)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office of Okaloosa County, FL.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, 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: Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Good morning. I am forwarding your message to our Records Unit. The email for future reference is recordsrequest@sheriff-okaloosa.org. Please use that for future contacts in reference to public records requests. Thanks in advance.
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The Mission of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office: “Ensuring fair and equal administration of the law, safeguarding civil liberties and preserving public safety; Doing so with professionalism and unity of purpose, while being good stewards of the public’s trust."

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From: Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

We have received your request and will provide an estimate if needed as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience.

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The Mission of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office: "Ensuring fair and equal administration of the law, safeguarding civil liberties and preserving public safety; Doing so with professionalism and unity of purpose, while being good stewards of the public's trust."

PLEASE NOTE:

This email may contain Law Enforcement Sensitive or Privileged Information, which is intended only for use by the individual or entity to which the email is addressed. If you have received this email in error, please delete it immediately. E-mail communications to or from Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office employees are considered public records and are available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail communications with attachments, including your email address, are subject to public disclosure.

From: Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Good Morning,

We are in receipt of you public records request. At this time we are trying to determine the amount of time for production of the records. Once we have an estimate we will forward an invoice for production of the records.

Regina L. Godwin
Records Supervisor
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
50 2nd St.
Shalimar, Florida 32579
Office (850)609-4935
Fax (850)609-2086
Email: rgodwin@sheriff-okaloosa.org

From: Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Please find attached the invoice pertaining to your Public Records Request. Payment will have to be made prior to production, in this case half would be required up front, with the second half upon completion. The fee can be paid by mail or in person. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office does not have the ability to take credit/debit payments. Payments can be made by check or by paying cash. If you come into the office to pay cash it will have to be the exact amount as we do not keep petty cash to make change. Our address is 50 2nd Street, Shalimar, FL 32579.

Sergeant Matthew L Harrison
Judicial Process Division
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
50 2nd Street
Shalimar, FL 32579
Office 850-651-7414
Dispatch 850-651-7400
mharrison@sheriff-okaloosa.org<mailto:mharrison@sheriff-okaloosa.org>

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The Mission of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office: "Ensuring fair and equal administration of the law, safeguarding civil liberties and preserving public safety; Doing so with professionalism and unity of purpose, while being good stewards of the public's trust."

PLEASE NOTE:

This email may contain Law Enforcement Sensitive or Privileged Information, which is intended only for use by the individual or entity to which the email is addressed. If you have received this email in error, please delete it immediately. E-mail communications to or from Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office employees are considered public records and are available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail communications with attachments, including your email address, are subject to public disclosure.

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