Records request referrals to public disclosure unit per 12.080.5 (Q3 2015)

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking # P2015-5860
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From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

[Seattle Police Department Manual, Section 12.080][1] ("Department Records Access, Inspection & Dissemination"), section 5 ("PDU Responds to PDRs") states that "[a]ny Department employee who receives a PDR, or any request that appears to be a PDR, shall immediately forward it to spdpdr@seattle.gov," and that "[t]he request does not have to cite the [Public Records Act]."

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request all such referrals made during July, August, and September of 2015. This should include but not be limited to referral of the request [I made on September 22, 2015][2] that was [acknowledged by Seattle Police Department staff the following day][3].

[1]: <http://www.seattle.gov/police-manual/title-12---department-information-systems/12080---department-records-access-inspection-and-dissemination>
[2]: <https://twitter.com/pmocek/status/646438538037305345>
[3]: <https://twitter.com/SeattlePD/status/646741848573247489>

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 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.

Sincerely,

Phil Mocek

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

October 7, 2015

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2015-5860

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated September 30, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on September 30, 2015 for:

“[Seattle Police Department Manual, Section 12.080][1] ("Department Records Access, Inspection & Dissemination"), section 5 ("PDU Responds to PDRs") states that "[a]ny Department employee who receives a PDR, or any request that appears to be a PDR, shall immediately forward it to spdpdr@seattle.gov," and that "[t]he request does not have to cite the [Public Records Act]."
Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request all such referrals made during July, August, and September of 2015. This should include but not be limited to referral of the request [I made on September 22, 2015][2] that was [acknowledged by Seattle Police Department staff the following day][3].
[1]: <http://www.seattle.gov/police-manual/title-12---department-information-systems/12080---department-records-access-inspection-and-dissemination>
[2]: <https://twitter.com/pmocek/status/646438538037305345>
[3]: <https://twitter.com/SeattlePD/status/646741848573247489> “

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 6 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about November 20, 2015.

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 4,500 public disclosure requests annually.

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

Sincerely,

Rodger Stephenson
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2015-5860

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated September 30, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on September 30, 2015 for:

“[Seattle Police Department Manual, Section 12.080][1] ("Department Records Access, Inspection & Dissemination"), section 5 ("PDU Responds to PDRs") states that "[a]ny Department employee who receives a PDR, or any request that appears to be a PDR, shall immediately forward it to spdpdr@seattle.gov<mailto:spdpdr@seattle.gov>," and that "[t]he request does not have to cite the [Public Records Act]."
Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request all such referrals made during July, August, and September of 2015. This should include but not be limited to referral of the request [I made on September 22, 2015][2] that was [acknowledged by Seattle Police Department staff the following day][3].
[1]: <http://www.seattle.gov/police-manual/title-12---department-information-systems/12080---department-records-access-inspection-and-dissemination>
[2]: <https://twitter.com/pmocek/status/646438538037305345>
[3]: <https://twitter.com/SeattlePD/status/646741848573247489> “

Enclosed please find a copy of the records you have requested. You will also find a copy of the redaction log attached.

You may file a written appeal of this response with the SPD’s Legal Unit within ten (10) business days from the date of receipt. Please include your name and address, a copy of the redacted document and a copy of this letter together with a brief statement identifying the basis of the appeal. Please mail or deliver your appeal to:

Seattle Police Department
Attn: Legal Unit
610 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

This concludes the Seattle Police Department’s response to your request.

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

Sincerely,

Bonnie Voegele
Records Manager

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