Fusion Center MOUs + MOAs (Seattle Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.

It is a clone of this request.

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Multi Request Fusion Center MOUs + MOAs
Est. Completion None


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of the current or most recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of understanding (MOU) between your law enforcement agency and any fusion centers.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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.


Emma Best

From: Seattle Police Department

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Seattle Police Department

Dear Emma Best:

Thank you for using the Seattle Police Public Records Request Center. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)

Your request was received on July 02, 2018 and the reference number is P029638-070218.

If the City's representative entered your request into the system and you didn't specifically register:
* Access the Police Public Records Request Center (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)
* Access the "My Records Request Center"
* Access the "View My Requests"
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* At the login prompt click the forgotten password link
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Please use the center to track the progress of your requests, pay for your requests online, and download your records!
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From: Seattle Police Department

Dear Emma Best Thank you for your interest in the City of Seattle and for registering to use the Public Records Request Center (PRRC). The PRRC is designed to assist you in organizing and tracking the progress of your request(s), downloading records and even paying online.  You will still receive communications from the PRRC about your request here in your email account too. Your login ID is: requests@muckrock.com If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the Customer Service Bureau at (206) 684-2489 (CITY) voice or (TTY) 7-1-1.
City of Seattle
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From: Seattle Police Department


Emma Best

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P029638-070218

Dear Emma Best,

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:  Assigned.

If you have any questions, you may send messages using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481. Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

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SPD is experiencing a temporary reduction in staff available to process public records requests. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually.

From: Seattle Police Department

This email is in further response to your public disclosure records request P029638-070218. The Seattle Police Department has records ready to be released pending payment.
You have 30 days from today’s date to pay for your records. If the City does not receive your payment within this time period, your request will be considered abandoned, and you will need to submit a new request.
Instructions to make the payment: Access the Police Public Records Request center (link below). Navigate to 'My Records Request Center.' Navigate to 'View My Requests.' Find the request referenced in this email (reference number above). Select 'View Invoices' button. Opens a pop-up window showing your invoice. Click on the invoice and then the 'Pay Now' button. Continue processing your payment (credit card or bank withdrawal). Select 'Done.' Once the payment process is done, you are returned to the Public Records Request Center. After your payment is successful you will receive an email from our payments center. After we receive your payment through the Police Records Request Center Secure Payments, the Public Disclosure Unit will release your records within one to two business days and send you a notice with instructions on how to download the records. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center) Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your email contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center emails to your inbox. (mailto:seattle@mycusthelp.net)
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