911 Domestic Violence Call Response Time 2019 vs. 2020 (City of Santa Barbara Police Department)

Colin Gerber filed this request with the City of Santa Barbara Police Department of Santa Barbara, CA.
Multi Request 911 Domestic Violence Call Response Time 2019 vs. 2020
Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

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From: Colin Gerber

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request from City of Santa Barbara Police Department any records, datasets, or materials that contain the following:

For July 2020:
- Average response time of department for all calls
- Average response time of department for domestic violence calls only

For all domestic violence/domestic disturbance calls to the 911 dispatch center in the month of July 2020, separated by individual call:
- Type of call
- Priority level
- Date and time of call received
- Date and time first officer arrived on scene
- Race and ethnicity of victim, if available
- Race and ethnicity of perpetrator(s), if available
- Outcome or resolution of call

For July 2019:
- Average response time of department for all calls
- Average response time of department for domestic violence calls only

For all domestic violence/domestic disturbance calls to the 911 dispatch center in the month of July 2019, separated by individual call:
- Type of call
- Priority level
- Date and time of call received
- Date and time first officer arrived on scene
- Race and ethnicity of victim, if available
- Race and ethnicity of perpetrator(s), if available
- Outcome or resolution of call

The requested documents will be made available to the general public. These records are being requested as part of a collaborative research effort 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,

Colin Gerber

From: City of Santa Barbara Police Department

Hi there,

Thank you for your request. Unfortunately, our crime analyst is out on vacation for another week, so I do not have all of the information you have requested. When she returns, I will have her run this again, so that I am confident you have received all of the records you are requesting.

What I have attached is a spreadsheet listing domestic calls, if a report was taken then we were able to get the race/ethnicity of the victim and suspect, please note there may be duplicate entries because of this information.

Below are the response times for priority 1, 2, 3 and 4 calls, but we were not able to just pull out the domestic calls at this time. I believe this is something that the crime analyst will be able to complete when she is back.

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Again, this is information is incomplete at this time, but I expect that I can complete your request no later then November 12, 2021.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Margarita Moreno
Records Manager, Records
City of Santa Barbara, Police Department
(805) 897-2358 | mmoreno@sbpd.com<mailto:mmoreno@sbpd.com>

From: Colin Gerber

Margarita,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it. We will wait until the crime analyst comes back to receive confirmation of the data you provided, but this is already a great start.

Much appreciated!

Sincerely,
Colin Gerber

From: City of Santa Barbara Police Department

Hello-

Our crime analyst confirmed the data previously provided to you, and she was able to extract the missing data you requested, domestic violence call response time.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Margarita Moreno
Records Manager, Records
City of Santa Barbara, Police Department
(805) 897-2358 | mmoreno@sbpd.com<mailto:mmoreno@sbpd.com>

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