Officer employment numbers and changes, May 25 - July 25, 2020 (Seattle Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking #

P061679-073020

Multi Request Officer employment numbers and changes, May 25 - July 25, 2020
Due July 28, 2020
Est. Completion Jan. 21, 2021
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request records sufficient to show the following data points:

• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers employed under the jurisdiction of this agency as of May 27, 2019.
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers that voluntarily resigned from their positions at the department (and otherwise left roles held as of May 27, 2019) for the period from May 27, 2019 through July 27, 2019.
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers employed under the jurisdiction of this agency as of July 27, 2019.

• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers employed under the jurisdiction of this agency as of May 25, 2020.
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers that left or resigned from their positions at the department (and otherwise quit) for the period from May 25, 2020 through July 25, 2020.
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers employed under the jurisdiction of this agency as of July 25, 2020.

These documents are being requested as part of the fact-finding effort for a journalistic piece. Along with the completed journalistic product, these records will be made available to the general public. This request is being made by a journalist at a non-profit news organization. It is not being made for commercial purposes, and it would be appreciated if your agency would process this request with the appropriate recognition that it is a request being made in the public interest.

If you have any questions about this request, please contact me via the email address from which this request was sent or by phone at 617-500-7123.

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,

Beryl Lipton

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 records sufficient to show the following data points:

• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers employed under the jurisdiction of this agency as of May 27, 2019.
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers that voluntarily resigned from their positions at the department (and otherwise left roles held as of May 27, 2019) for the period from May 27, 2019 through July 27, 2019.
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers employed under the jurisdiction of this agency as of July 27, 2019.

• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers employed under the jurisdiction of this agency as of May 25, 2020.
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers that left or resigned from their positions at the department (and otherwise quit) for the period from May 25, 2020 through July 25, 2020.
• The number of law enforcement and/or police officers employed under the jurisdiction of this agency as of July 25, 2020.

These documents are being requested as part of the fact-finding effort for a journalistic piece. Along with the completed journalistic product, these records will be made available to the general public. This request is being made by a journalist at a non-profit news organization. It is not being made for commercial purposes, and it would be appreciated if your agency would process this request with the appropriate recognition that it is a request being made in the public interest.

If you have any questions about this request, please contact me via the email address from which this request was sent or by phone at 617-500-7123.

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,

Beryl Lipton

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From: Seattle Police Department

07/31/2020

Beryl Lipton
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request #: P061679-073020

Dear Beryl Lipton,

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.

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SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

From: Seattle Police Department

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08/07/2020

Beryl Lipton
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P061679-073020

Dear Beryl Lipton,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on July 30, 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 10/19/2020.
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 between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
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From: Seattle Police Department

08/07/2020

Beryl Lipton
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P061679-073020

Dear Beryl Lipton,

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.

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.


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This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

From: Seattle Police Department

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10/22/2020

Beryl Lipton
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P061679-073020

Dear Beryl Lipton,

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update regarding your request.
The Seattle Police Department needs additional time to respond to your request. Due to our current workload and backlog, we are still processing your request. As you may be aware, 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.
At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about 12/17/2020.

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.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox. (mailto:seattle@mycusthelp.net)

From: Seattle Police Department

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01/07/2021

Beryl Lipton
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P061679-073020

Dear Beryl Lipton,

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update regarding your request.
The Seattle Police Department needs additional time to respond to your request. Due to our current workload and backlog, we are still processing your request.
At this time, we anticipate having a response/installment to you on or about 1/27/2021.

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.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox. (mailto:seattle@mycusthelp.net)

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