Driver's License Database Manual or Contract

Alexis Madrigal filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.


From: Alexis Madrigal

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of any employee manuals for accessing and regular usage of any driver's license databases used by the police department. If no manuals are available, please provide a copy of the most recent contract for the software which is used.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Alexis Madrigal

From: "SPD-PDR, SPD" <>

PDR # P2012-796

Ms. Madrigal:

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated March 12th.

Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that we have received your public disclosure request, and we anticipate it may take up to 8 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about May 15, 2012

This additional time is used to research this request, collect responsive records, and/or prepare records for dissemination. Please note: Seattle Police Department currently receives approximately 4,000 public disclosure requests annually. The current volume of Public Disclosure Requests combined with SPD staffing and City-wide budget cuts requires this additional time.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with this request, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: "SPD-PDR, SPD" <>

We are currently working on your request and have an expected response set for May 15, 2012, as stated in our letter.

From: "SPD-PDR, SPD" <>

PDR # P2012-796

Ms. Madrigal:

This email is in further response to your public disclosure request dated March 12, 2012 for manuals for driver's license databases. A copy of our correspondence to date is attached to this email.

The research has been completed for your request and the Department has determined that a 36 page PowerPoint presentation is responsive to your request, but it is being withheld pursuant to RCW 42.56.240(1), essential to effective law enforcement. The information in the PowerPoint is to be used by Law Enforcement employees.

In response to your request for ACCESS manuals that are accessible to SPD, these manuals are maintained and managed by Washington State Patrol. These manuals are accessible to Law Enforcement agency employees to view via the web. Therefore, you should contact the Washington State Patrol and make a public disclosure request. You can submit a public disclosure request to the Washington State Patrol online at

Washington State Patrol will determine if any records can be disclosed to you.

You may file a written appeal of this response with the Chief of Police within ten (10) business days from the date of this letter. Please include your name and address and a copy of this letter together with a brief statement identifying the basis of the appeal. Please mail or deliver your appeal to:

Chief of Police

Seattle Police Department

PO Box 34986

Seattle, WA 98124-4986

This concludes the Department's response to this public disclosure request.

If you have any questions, you can contact our Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.


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