Local level SAEC policies/data (Port Dickinson Village Police Department)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Port Dickinson Village Police Department of Port Dickinson, 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: Susan Fox

Please see attached response.

Susan Fox

Village Clerk

Village of Port Dickinson

786 Chenango St.

Binghamton, NY 13901

Ph: 607-771-8233

Fax: 607-771-8235

From: Port Dickinson Village Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Susan Fox

Please see attachments

Susan Fox

Village Clerk

Village of Port Dickinson

786 Chenango St.

Binghamton, NY 13901

Ph: 607-771-8233

Fax: 607-771-8235

From: Vanessa Nason

Thank you!

Do you have any data on the following:

• 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

From:

Good day, The requested information was emailed to this email on Monday 9-11-17 and showed that it was undeliverable. Sue Fox sent it. She then sent it to a Katlin with your company with a return receipt requested but has not received that yet. We have tried to comply with the request and suggest you either give us a better email address or have Katlin check her in box. Thank you. Douglas Pipher, Police Chief Port Dickinson Police

---- requests@muckrock.com wrote:

From: Susan Fox

“Regarding your follow-up e-mail of September 15, 2017—data regarding the following items was provided in the cover letter to the FOIL response we sent to you on September 11, 2017:

• 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

To the extent that you are requesting additional information, please be more specific in your request.”

Susan Fox

Village Clerk

Village of Port Dickinson

786 Chenango St.

Binghamton, NY 13901

Ph: 607-771-8233

Fax: 607-771-8235

From: Vanessa Nason

Hi,

I'm request the specific findings of audits. Since Jan. 1, 2000, how many sexual assault kits as the department collected? How many kits have been processed by a crime lab? Finally, how many kits are still waiting to be sent to a crime lab?

Thanks,
Vanessa

From: Susan Fox

Ms. Nason,

Our response to your FOIL request contains a cover letter. The cover letter states each item you requested in numbered format. Numbers 3, 4 and 5 state the following:

3. the number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed;

4. 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;

5. 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

Under each of the items above there is a number denoted by a hyphen. Each number is a response to that specific request, as there were no written records to be provided which were responsive to your request. Furthermore, there were no audits which were responsive to your request, which is also indicated in the cover letter.

The answers to your questions are clearly stated in the cover letter. To the extent that you are requesting additional information, please be more specific in your request.

Susan Fox

Village Clerk

Village of Port Dickinson

786 Chenango St.

Binghamton, NY 13901

Ph: 607-771-8233

Fax: 607-771-8235

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