911 Domestic Violence Call Response Time 2019 vs. 2020 (Spokane Police Department)

Colin Gerber filed this request with the Spokane Police Department of Spokane, WA.
Tracking #

P004481-102220

Multi Request 911 Domestic Violence Call Response Time 2019 vs. 2020
Due Oct. 27, 2020
Est. Completion Dec. 21, 2020
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Colin Gerber

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request from Spokane Police Department any records, datasets, or materials that contain the following:

For July 2020:
- Average response time of department for all calls
- Average response time of department for domestic violence calls only

For all domestic violence/domestic disturbance calls to the 911 dispatch center in the month of July 2020, separated by individual call:
- Type of call
- Priority level
- Date and time of call received
- Date and time first officer arrived on scene
- Race and ethnicity of victim, if available
- Race and ethnicity of perpetrator(s), if available
- Outcome or resolution of call

For July 2019:
- Average response time of department for all calls
- Average response time of department for domestic violence calls only

For all domestic violence/domestic disturbance calls to the 911 dispatch center in the month of July 2019, separated by individual call:
- Type of call
- Priority level
- Date and time of call received
- Date and time first officer arrived on scene
- Race and ethnicity of victim, if available
- Race and ethnicity of perpetrator(s), if available
- Outcome or resolution of call

The requested documents will be made available to the general public. These records are being requested as part of a collaborative research effort 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.

Sincerely,

Colin Gerber

From: Spokane Police Department

Colin Gerber

Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Spokane.  Your request has been received and is being processed.  Your request was received in this office on October 22, 2020 and given the reference number P004481-102220 for tracking purposes.
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Description of Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request from Spokane Police Department any records, datasets, or materials that contain the following:

For July 2020:
- Average response time of department for all calls
- Average response time of department for domestic violence calls only

For all domestic violence/domestic disturbance calls to the 911 dispatch center in the month of July 2020, separated by individual call:
- Type of call
- Priority level
- Date and time of call received
- Date and time first officer arrived on scene
- Race and ethnicity of victim, if available
- Race and ethnicity of perpetrator(s), if available
- Outcome or resolution of call

For July 2019:
- Average response time of department for all calls
- Average response time of department for domestic violence calls only

For all domestic violence/domestic disturbance calls to the 911 dispatch center in the month of July 2019, separated by individual call:
- Type of call
- Priority level
- Date and time of call received
- Date and time first officer arrived on scene
- Race and ethnicity of victim, if available
- Race and ethnicity of perpetrator(s), if available
- Outcome or resolution of call

The requested documents will be made available to the general public. These records are being requested as part of a collaborative research effort 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.

Sincerely,

Colin Gerber

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In accordance with the Public Records Act (PRA), RCW 42.56.520, this message acknowledges receipt of your PRA request, received by the City of Spokane on October 22, 2020.  This request has been assigned tracking number P004481-102220.  Please use this number in any communications concerning this request.

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“To Whom It May Concern:Your request was forwarded to staff in the City's Police Department for review and compiling of any responsive records.

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request from Spokane Police Department any records, datasets, or materials that contain the following:

For July 2020:
- Average response time of department for all calls
- Average response time of department for domestic violence calls only

For all domestic violence/domestic disturbance calls to the 911 dispatch center in the month of July 2020, separated by individual call:
- Type of call
- Priority level
- Date and time of call received
- Date and time first officer arrived on scene
- Race and ethnicity of victim, if available
- Race and ethnicity of perpetrator(s), if available
- Outcome or resolution of call

For July 2019:
- Average response time of department for all calls
- Average response time of department for domestic violence calls only

For all domestic violence/domestic disturbance calls to the 911 dispatch center in the month of July 2019, separated by individual call:
- Type of call
- Priority level
- Date and time of call received
- Date and time first officer arrived on scene
- Race and ethnicity of victim, if available
- Race and ethnicity of perpetrator(s), if available
- Outcome or resolution of call

The requested documents will be made available to the general public. These records are being requested as part of a collaborative research effort 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.

Sincerely,

Colin Gerber

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fspokane-police-department-717%252F911-domestic-violence-call-response-time-2019-vs-2020-spokane-police-department-104107%252F%253Femail%253Dspdrecordsinforequest%252540spokanepolice.org&url_auth_token=AAAkCQvfq8VnApElWp9_3Juyw3A%3A1kVWDi%3AB4DK87qnSyeGa5RBxXI5gTbvvSk”

We reasonably anticipate requiring approximately 30 days, or until on or about November 30, 2020, to provide an installment for your request. We will follow up with you on or about that date regarding the status of your request. If public records become available in advance of this estimate, we will let you know. Conversely, if City staff encounters a need to extend our estimate, we will advise accordingly.

Regarding the portion of your request that states “…calls to the 911 dispatch center…,” 911 records are maintained by Spokane Regional Emergency Communications (SREC). If you haven’t already, you may wish to submit a separate request of that agency to determine what, if any, responsive records it may hold for your request. You may utilize the following link to submit a request through SREC’s online public records request portal:

The contact information is as follows:
Spokane Regional Emergency Communications Systems
1121 W Gardner Ave.
Spokane, WA 99260
(509) 477-5763

Sincerely,

Sabrina Groves
Administrative Specialist
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This is to follow up my October 29, 2020, message below in regards to your October 22, 2020 public records request assigned City Clerk's Tracking #P004481-102220.  This is to advise that staff is still in the process of searching for and compiling responsive records to your request and/or we are still in the process of reviewing compiled records for any exempt information.
Due to other work load, staff schedules, and the short work week last week (Thanksgiving holidays), we were unable to provide an installment for your request by today’s date.
We anticipate requiring an additional 21 days, or until on or about December 21, 2020, to provide an installment for your request.  We will follow up with you on or about December 21 to update you on the status of your request.  If further time will be needed to provide an installment, we will advise accordingly. Likewise, if responsive records become available sooner, we will let you know.
Sincerely,
Sabrina Groves
Administrative Specialist
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