Local level SAEC polices/data (Olympia, Washington)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Olympia Police Department of Olympia, WA.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

W011081-031918

Est. Completion April 20, 2018
Status
Payment Required

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From: Vanessa Nason

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") 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: Olympia Police Department

Dear Vanessa Nason,
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From: Olympia Police Department

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From: Olympia Police Department

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03/19/2018

Dear Vanessa Nason:

The City of Olympia received your public records request for "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") 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." on 3/16/2018.

The City anticipates it will need until April 20, 2018 to respond to your request. If additional time is necessary or if the documents can be made available sooner, you will be notified.

If you have any questions please contact me at 360.753.8096 or reply to this email.

Sincerely,

Amy Iverson
Olympia Police Department
360.753.8096
For additional information, please refer to the City of Olympia’s Public Disclosure Policy at http://www.olympiawa.gov/city-government/public-records-requests.aspx (http://www.olympiawa.gov/city-government/public-records-requests.aspx)

To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the Olympia Public Records Center (https://olympiawa.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/supporthome.aspx)

From: Olympia Police Department

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04/11/2018
Dear Vanessa Nason:
The City of Olympia received your public records request for "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") 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.” on 3/16/2018.
There is a charge for this installment of $10.78 (86 electronic files at .05 per 4 electronic files and 97 pages at .10 per scanned in page).  Please send payment to Olympia Police Department, P O Box 1967, Olympia WA 98507-1967.  Once we receive payment you will be able to download the installment.  If we do not receive payment by May 11, 2018, your request will be considered abandoned and closed out.
Sincerely,
Amy Iverson Olympia Police Department 360.753.8096
For additional information, please refer to the City of Olympia’s Public Disclosure Policy at http://www.olympiawa.gov/city-government/public-records-requests.aspx (http://www.olympiawa.gov/city-government/public-records-requests.aspx)

To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the Olympia Public Records Center (https://olympiawa.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/supporthome.aspx)

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