911 Domestic Violence Call Response Time 2019 vs. 2020 (Seattle Police Department)

Colin Gerber filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking #

P065751-102120

Multi Request 911 Domestic Violence Call Response Time 2019 vs. 2020
Due Oct. 27, 2020
Est. Completion Feb. 11, 2021
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Colin Gerber

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request from Seattle 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Colin Gerber

From: Seattle Police Department

At this time, the Seattle Police Department’s Legal Unit is operating under an extreme backlog of requests, staffing shortages, the redeployment of supporting units to SPD’s frontline COVID-19 response, and, pursuant to CDC recommendations and City direction, reassignment to remote access. For these reasons, our ability to process new requests is substantially limited; we are currently estimating minimum response timelines, depending on the volume and complexity of requests, in excess of 6-12 months. Current requests should likewise anticipate that it will take additional time to process records and respond. We apologize for any inconvenience, and deeply appreciate your understanding as we all pull together, in the face of this unprecedented, pandemic public crisis, to manage as best we can our business operations.

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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request from Seattle 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Colin Gerber

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From: Seattle Police Department

10/22/2020

Colin Gerber
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RE: Public Disclosure Request #: P065751-102120

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From: Seattle Police Department

10/29/2020

Colin Gerber
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P065751-102120

Dear Colin Gerber,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.


The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you a status update.  Your request status is:  Being Researched/Reviewed.

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10/29/2020

Colin Gerber
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P065751-102120

Dear Colin Gerber,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on October 21, 2020. At this time, the Seattle Police Department’s Legal Unit is operating under an extreme backlog of requests, staffing shortages, the redeployment of supporting units to SPD’s frontline COVID-19 response, and, pursuant to CDC recommendations and City direction, reassignment to remote access. For these reasons, our ability to process new requests is substantially limited; we are currently estimating minimum response timelines, depending on the volume and complexity of requests, in excess of 6-12 months. Current requests should likewise anticipate that it will take additional time to process records and respond. We apologize for any inconvenience, and deeply appreciate your understanding as we all pull together, in the face of this unprecedented, pandemic public crisis, to manage as best we can our business operations.
Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that the Seattle Police Department has received your public disclosure records request and needs additional time to respond.
At this time, we anticipate having a response or a status update to you on or about 2/11/2021.
We are initiating the process of researching your request, collecting responsive records, and/or preparing records for dissemination.

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing more than 2000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

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