Local level SAEC polices/data (San Jose Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the San Jose Police Department of San Jose, CA.
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From: Beryl Lipton

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: PublicRecordsRequest

The City has received your request for records copied below. It has been forwarded to the department for research.

Tamara Becker
Open Government Manager

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Becker,

Thanks so much for your note. I'll look forward to hearing from you again.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Villarreal, Monique

Ms. Lipton,

In response to your request for public records below, please refer to the attached documents.
Regards,

Monique Villarreal
San Jose Police Department
Office of the Chief, Research & Development
201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Direct: 408.537.1656, Main: 408.277.5200

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Villarreal,

Thank you so much for all of this. I'll place a check in the mail forthwith.

Have a lovely afternoon,
Beryl

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $16.67 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Villarreal, Monique

Ms. Lipton,

Your payment of $16.67 (check #1271) has been received. I will notify our Crime Analysis Unit to continue processing your request and the results will be provided when available.
Regards,

Monique Villarreal
San Jose Police Department
Office of the Chief, Research & Development
201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Direct: 408.537.1656, Main: 408.277.5200

From: Seifert-White, Ashley

Hello,

Your check# 1271 in the amount of $16.67 was received and processed. Your receipt has been attached.

Thank you,

Ashley Seifert-White

Prov. Sr. Police Data Specialist
Operations Support Services Division
Bureau of Administration
San Jose Police Department
(408) 277-4141 Tel
(408) 277-3199 Fax

From: Villarreal, Monique

Ms. Lipton,

Attached are a follow up response and associated records from the San Jose Police Department.
Regards,

Monique Villarreal
San Jose Police Department
Office of the Chief, Research & Development
201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Direct: 408.537.1656, Main: 408.277.5200

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