RPD SWAT or "Rescue" Vehicle Data

Annelise Pierce filed this request with the Redding Police Department of Redding, CA.
Multi Request RPD SWAT or "Rescue" Vehicle Data
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From: Annelise Pierce


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

The Redding Police Department recently acquired a new "rescue vehicle" or SWAT vehicle, the Lenco Bearcat Rescue Vehicle.

In reference to this vehicle, please provide:

-any documentation used to support the purchase of the vehicle
-all sources of funding for the vehicle
-any costs incurred on an ongoing basis for vehicle use
-all policies regarding the use of the vehicle including circumstances under which it will be deployed
-usage data for the previous RPD SWAT vehicle, from 2015 through 2020, including date of use and reason for use

If these requests are prohibitive for any reason or if there are more helpful ways I could word these requests to facilitate your response, please contact me so that I can consider altering the request in a way that will assist the department.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Annelise Pierce

From:

Good afternoon. The Redding Police Department has received your attached Public Records Act requests.

Upon further review, the Redding Police Department has determined it will comply with your request by providing you with copies of any responsive, non-exempt records contained within the City's files as soon as possible and to the extent it understands your request. Please note that the City currently charges a photocopy fee of twenty-five cents ($.25) per page. The City's fee does not include the cost of retrieving, inspecting, and handling the records. Any documents that are currently maintained in a readily accessible electronic format will be made available to you in that format.

To allow time to search for and collect the requested records, the Redding Police Department is requesting a 14 day extension which will conclude on May 5, 2021. The Redding Police Department anticipates your request will be ready for production, subject to any exemptions, by that date. Any exemptions are expected to be minimal.

Emily Egger
Police Services Supervisor
530-225-4265

City of Redding Facilities have reopened to the public with requirements to wear a mask, maintain at least six feet of social distance, and to refrain from coming into any building if you are not well. Those who are unable to meet the mask requirement will not be served in person, but can conduct business online at www.cityofredding.org<http://www.cityofredding.org>, use the drop boxes located outside the facilities or contact City of Redding departments directly by phone at www.cityofredding.org/contacts<http://www.cityofredding.org/contacts>. Some services may still be limited at this time to ensure the health and safety of the public and City Staff. Thank you.

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From: Redding Police Department

Good afternoon. This email is in response to the four California PRA requests regarding the RPD SWAT vehicle that were received on April 15, 2021.

* Attached is the report to City Council regarding the purchase of the Bearcat vehicle. The report also shows the funding source.

* The only costs incurred in an ongoing basis for the vehicle is fuel. The total cost to date is $204.52.

* The policy covering the use of the Bearcat has not been completed. Once it is complete, all Redding Police Department policies can be found on our public website: Police Department | City of Redding<https://www.cityofredding.org/departments/police-department>

* Usage data for the previous RPD SWAT vehicle does not exist, as its use was not tracked.

Emily Egger
Police Services Manager
530-225-4265

City of Redding Facilities have reopened to the public with requirements to wear a mask, maintain at least six feet of social distance, and to refrain from coming into any building if you are not well. Those who are unable to meet the mask requirement will not be served in person, but can conduct business online at www.cityofredding.org<http://www.cityofredding.org>, use the drop boxes located outside the facilities or contact City of Redding departments directly by phone at www.cityofredding.org/contacts<http://www.cityofredding.org/contacts>. Some services may still be limited at this time to ensure the health and safety of the public and City Staff. Thank you.

From: Annelise Pierce

Thank you Emily.

I assume the police department can run a search of records review to find all uses of the previous SWAT vehicle?

If there was a policy in place for the previous SWAT vehicle, please provide it.

Are there any additional staff or maintenance costs incurred with use of the vehicle? For example, I assume additional staff are needed to respond to a call when the SWAT vehicle is used?

What, if any, documentation was used to provide evidence of the need for the new SWAT vehicle prior to purchase of the vehicle.

Please feel free to contact by phone. 530-276-8778

From: Redding Police Department

I apologize for the delay. Please see my responses in red:

I assume the police department can run a search of records review to find all uses of the previous SWAT vehicle? - Because the usage was not tracked, there is no specific search criteria that could be used to perform a query.

If there was a policy in place for the previous SWAT vehicle, please provide it. - All of our policies are available on the Redding Police Department website; Policy Manual | City of Redding<https://www.cityofredding.org/departments/police-department/about-the-police-department/administrative-division/policy-manual>

Are there any additional staff or maintenance costs incurred with use of the vehicle? For example, I assume additional staff are needed to respond to a call when the SWAT vehicle is used? - Sworn staff have been trained to operate the vehicle while they are on-duty so that no additional staff are needed to respond to operate the vehicle.

What, if any, documentation was used to provide evidence of the need for the new SWAT vehicle prior to purchase of the vehicle. - I am still researching this question, and should have an answer and or documentation by Friday, May 21, 2021.

Emily Egger
Police Services Manager
530-225-4265

City of Redding Facilities have reopened to the public with requirements to wear a mask, maintain at least six feet of social distance, and to refrain from coming into any building if you are not well. Those who are unable to meet the mask requirement will not be served in person, but can conduct business online at www.cityofredding.org<http://www.cityofredding.org/>, use the drop boxes located outside the facilities or contact City of Redding departments directly by phone at www.cityofredding.org/contacts<http://www.cityofredding.org/contacts>. Some services may still be limited at this time to ensure the health and safety of the public and City Staff. Thank you.

From: Annelise Pierce

Thank you!

From: Redding Police Department

Good afternoon. I have been unable to locate any documentation regarding the need for a new SWAT vehicle. I was told it was due to the age of the vehicle as it was 16 years old.

Emily Egger
Police Services Manager
530-225-4265

From: Annelise Pierce

Thank you so much for your time. If you can provide the phone number/email of the best media contact for your agency I would very much appreciate it. Have a great day.

From: Redding Police Department

Good afternoon. If it is a request for the Redding Police Department, then I would be the best contact person.

Emily Egger
Police Services Manager
530-225-4265

From:

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Redding Police Department
PRA Office
777 Cypress Avenue
Redding, CA 96001

April 15, 2021

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

The Redding Police Department recently acquired a new "rescue vehicle" or SWAT vehicle, the Lenco Bearcat Rescue Vehicle.

In reference to this vehicle, please provide:

-any documentation used to support the purchase of the vehicle
-all sources of funding for the vehicle
-any costs incurred on an ongoing basis for vehicle use
-all policies regarding the use of the vehicle including circumstances under which it will be deployed
-usage data for the previous RPD SWAT vehicle, from 2015 through 2020, including date of use and reason for use

If these requests are prohibitive for any reason or if there are more helpful ways I could word these requests to facilitate your response, please contact me so that I can consider altering the request in a way that will assist the department.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Annelise Pierce

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