Seattle Police Department staff roster

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.


From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Seattle Police Department staff roster including but not limited to first and last names, job titles, and badge, serial, and other identifying numbers. In order of preference, I would prefer that this data be provided as: OpenDocument spreadsheet, comma-separated-values (i.e., "CSV"), Excel spreadsheet, or the native electronic format of the software from which this information is retrieved in fulfilment of my request. I specifically request that you not create a new record for me by printing your electronic record then scanning it to make a series of images of the printed data.

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.

I ask that any redactions be "blacked out" rather than "whited out".

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.


Phil Mocek

From: Hansen, Alyne

November 5, 2012

Phil Mocek

RE: Public Disclosure Request under RCW 42.56 - PDR 2012-3476 - SPD Staff Roster

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated October 29, 2012 for the Seattle Police Department staff roster.

Attached is an Excel spreadsheet detailing serial number, last name, first name, rank/title description, unit number and unit name for SPD employees.

If you believe the information furnished is not correct, you may file a written appeal 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 Seattle Police Department's response to your request. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.