911 Domestic Violence Call Response Time 2019 vs. 2020 (Spokane County Sheriff's Office)

Colin Gerber filed this request with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office of Spokane County, WA.
Tracking #

R002900-102220

Multi Request 911 Domestic Violence Call Response Time 2019 vs. 2020
Due Oct. 27, 2020
Est. Completion Dec. 11, 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 County Sheriff's Office 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 County Sheriff's Office

Dear Colin Gerber:
Thank you for your interest in public records of Spokane County. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with the State of Washington Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW. Your request was received in this office and given the reference number R002900-102220 for tracking purposes. Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request from Spokane County Sheriff's Office 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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From: Spokane County Sheriff's Office

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Colin Gerber:
In accordance with the Public Records Act, RCW 42.56.520, this message acknowledges receipt of your public records request, received by Spokane County on 10/22/2020. This request has been assigned reference codeR002900-102220. Please include this code in any communications concerning this request.
Specifically, you requested: “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request from Spokane County Sheriff's Office 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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Please note, I am able to provide you stats from September 2019 and September 2020. I can also provide information for July of 2020. If you are still wanting July 2019 data, there would be a customized fee to write that code and extract that data. Please let me know if you would like to have July 2019 data within 30 days or by November 28, 2020. If no response is received, I will only provide the above data.
We reasonably anticipate an installment/requested records will be available on or before December 11, 2020. If public records become available in advance of this estimate, we will let you know. Conversely, if staff encounters a need to extend our estimate, we will advise accordingly.
Finally, please be advised that there may be fees associated with the copying of public records. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with Spokane County's Public Records Request Policy and Fee Schedule, which can be found in the FAQs section.
Sincerely,
OZZIE D. KNEZOVICH, Sheriff
Spokane County
Tiffany Kinnick
Public Records Officer
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