Local level SAEC policies/data (Reno)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Reno Police Department of Reno, NV.

It is a clone of this request.

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P012106-110718

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nevada 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: Reno Police Department

Dear Vanessa:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Reno.

Your request was received in this office on November 07, 2018 and given the reference number: #P012106-110718 for tracking purposes.

Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate City department(s) to locate the information requested. Pursuant to NRS 239.0107 we will notify you within five (5) business days of receipt of the anticipated date your records will be available, and any estimated cost to produce them. Please note any confidential, proprietary, or protected information will be redacted prior to the release of your records.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed.

Again, thank you for using the City of Reno Public Records Center. To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
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From: Reno Police Department

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Dear Vanessa:
RE: Public Records Reference # P012106-110718
The Reno Police Department has received your public records request dated November 07, 2018 wherein you requested the following: To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Nevada Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

We have begun researching and identifying records responsive to your request.

Consequently, additional time is necessary to properly respond to your request for the following reasons:
Due to the voluminous request of information being requested this will take more then 5 business days.

We will notify you within ten (10) business days from 11/19/2018 as to whether the City is in possession of non-exempt records responsive to your request.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Reno Police Department Records Division at 775-334-2155 x 0.
Thank you for contacting the City of Reno.
Sincerely,
Records Division
Reno Police Department Please note any confidential, proprietary, or protected information will be redacted prior to the release of the records. There could be a charge for copies of public records. If the estimated cost of the copies requested is $25.00 or more, the requester will be required to pay in full prior to reproduction. Materials will be held for 14 days. If not retrieved, the requester will be charged in full for a second reproduction in addition to any unpaid original charges. Advance payment will be forfeited if material is not retrieved. To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
City of Reno Public Records Center. (https://renonv.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=12106&coid=)

From: Reno Police Department

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Dear Vanessa:
RE: Public Records Reference # P012106-110718
The Reno Police Department has received your public records request dated November 07, 2018 wherein you requested the following: To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Nevada Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

We have begun researching and identifying records responsive to your request.
Consequently, additional time is necessary to properly respond to your request for the following reasons:
We are waiting for a response from the people who handle this type of information.
We will notify you within ten (10) business days from 12/06/2018 as to whether the City is in possession of non-exempt records responsive to your request.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Reno Police Department Records Division at 775-334-2155 x 0.
Thank you for contacting the City of Reno.
Sincerely,
Records Division
Reno Police Department Please note any confidential, proprietary, or protected information will be redacted prior to the release of the records. There could be a charge for copies of public records. If the estimated cost of the copies requested is $25.00 or more, the requester will be required to pay in full prior to reproduction. Materials will be held for 14 days. If not retrieved, the requester will be charged in full for a second reproduction in addition to any unpaid original charges. Advance payment will be forfeited if material is not retrieved. To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
City of Reno Public Records Center. (https://renonv.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=12106&coid=)

From: Reno Police Department

Please see the attached policies and procedures. As discussed on the
telephone, the Washoe County District Attorney's Office coordinates the
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and may be a resource for additional
information. Also, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office maintains the crime
lab and also may have information.

952 sexual assault kits have been sent for processing associated with
SAKI. This includes kits as far back as the 1980s. We are just now
starting to get results back, and have received results on about 5% of
cases so far.

I will forward the following data when it becomes available:

Data in regards to dispositions of cases involving a sexual assault kit.
The number of sexual assault kits booked into evidence since 2000

Please contact me if you have additional questions or concerns.

Lt. Z. Thew #5266
Reno Police Department
Detective Division
Office: (775) 334-2444

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