Local level SAEK policies/data (San Francisco)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the San Francisco Police Department of San Francisco, CA.
Tracking # P002562-050117
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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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: San Francisco Police Records Portal

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May 01, 2017
Via email requests@muckrock.com
Vanessa Nason
Dept MR 36608 411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
RE: Public Records Request, dated May 01, 2017, Reference # P002562-050117
Dear Vanessa Nason:
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated April 21, 2017, on April 21, 2017.
You requested, "
To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 21, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On April 21, 2017: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 kitsIf 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------ Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): 36608-98563553@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock DEPT MR 36608 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516"
Although SFPD has 10 calendar days to respond to your request, we are invoking an additional 14 day extension of time to respond to your request pursuant to Government Code section 6253(c) because of the need to search, collect, review, and consult with another department. Once it has been determined whether or not the information you request is responsive and subject to disclosure we will advise you as soon practicable but no later than May 16, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 415-837-7395.
Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Michael Andraychak
Media Relations
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May 16, 2017
Via email requests@muckrock.com
Vanessa Nason
Dept MR 36608 411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
RE: Public Records Request, dated May 01, 2017, Reference # P002562-050117
Dear Vanessa Nason:
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated May 01, 2017, on May 16, 2017.
You requested, "
To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 21, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On April 21, 2017: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 kitsIf 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------ Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): 36608-98563553@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock DEPT MR 36608 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516"
Although SFPD has 10 calendar days to respond to your request, we are invoking an additional 14 day extension of time to respond to your request pursuant to Government Code section 6253(c) because of the need to search, collect, review, and consult with another department. Once it has been determined whether or not the information you request is responsive and subject to disclosure we will advise you as soon practicable but no later than .
If you have any questions, please contact me at 415-837-7199.
Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Robert Rueca
Media Relations
May 16, 2017
Via email requests@muckrock.com
Vanessa Nason
Dept MR 36608 411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
RE: Public Records Request, dated May 01, 2017, Reference # P002562-050117
Dear Vanessa Nason:
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated May 01, 2017, on May 16, 2017.
You requested, "
To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 21, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On April 21, 2017: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 kitsIf 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------ Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): 36608-98563553@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock DEPT MR 36608 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516"
Although SFPD has 10 calendar days to respond to your request, we are invoking an additional 14 day extension of time to respond to your request pursuant to Government Code section 6253(c) because of the need to search, collect, review, and consult with another department. Once it has been determined whether or not the information you request is responsive and subject to disclosure we will advise you as soon practicable but no later than .
If you have any questions, please contact me at 415-837-7199.
Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Robert Rueca
Media Relations
To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
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May 16, 2017
Via email requests@muckrock.com
Vanessa Nason
Dept MR 36608 411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
RE: Public Records Request, dated May 01, 2017, Reference # P002562-050117
Dear Vanessa Nason:
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated May 01, 2017, on May 16, 2017.
You requested, "
To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 21, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On April 21, 2017: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 kitsIf 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------ Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): 36608-98563553@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock DEPT MR 36608 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516"
The SFPD anticipates completing this review in the next few weeks.  You requested specific information which is taking our department time to compile.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 415-837-7199.
Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Robert Rueca
Media Relations
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May 24, 2017
Via email requests@muckrock.com
Vanessa Nason
Dept MR 36608 411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
RE: Public Records Request, dated May 01, 2017, Reference # P002562-050117
Dear Vanessa Nason:
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated May 01, 2017, on May 24, 2017.
You requested, "
To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 21, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On April 21, 2017: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 kitsIf 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------ Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): 36608-98563553@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock DEPT MR 36608 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516"
Unit Orders have been uploaded to the records portal.  You may log in to retrieve them.  We are sill compiling the other records requested, but I hope to have something for you soon.
Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Michael Andraychak
Media Relations
415-837-7395
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June 07, 2017
Via email requests@muckrock.com
Vanessa Nason
Dept MR 36608 411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
RE: Public Records Request, dated May 01, 2017, Reference # P002562-050117
Dear Vanessa Nason:
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated May 01, 2017, on June 07, 2017.
You requested, "
To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 21, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On April 21, 2017: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 kitsIf 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------ Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): 36608-98563553@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock DEPT MR 36608 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516"
I am still processing your request. I found several reports that you may find useful.  Please use links provided:

http://sanfranciscopolice.org/sites/default/files/Documents/PoliceCommission/PoliceCommission-ResolutionNo16-28.pdf
http://sanfranciscopolice.org/sites/default/files/Documents/PoliceCommission/PoliceCommission071316-Special%20VictimsUnitReportSemiannual2016.pdf http://sanfranciscopolice.org/sites/default/files/Documents/PoliceCommission/PoliceCommission011817-SexualAssaultKitsandReportingReport2ndQuarter2016.pdf
Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Michael Andraychak
Media Relations
415-837-7395
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