Police staff roster (May 2021) (Thurston County Sheriff)

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Thurston County Sheriff of Thurston County, WA.
Tracking #

S011990-052721

Multi Request Police staff roster (May 2021)
Status
Completed

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From: Phil Mocek


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

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

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 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,

Phil Mocek

From: Thurston County Sheriff

Dear Phil Mocek:
Thank you for your interest in Thurston County. This is an automated response to inform you that your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with the Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW. Your request was received in this office on 5/27/2021 9:26:58 PM and assigned the reference number S011990-052721 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

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

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 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,

Phil Mocek

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From: Thurston County Sheriff

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June 03, 2021

Dear Mr. Mocek:

In accordance with the Public Records Act (PRA), RCW 42.56.520, this letter acknowledges receipt of your PRA request, submitted to and received by Thurston County on May 27, 2021.

This request has been assigned tracking number S011990-052721. Please use this number in any communications concerning this request.

Specifically, you requested:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

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

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 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,

Phil Mocek

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We have begun a process to search for records responsive to your request. We reasonably believe that public records responsive to this request will be available on or before July 02, 2021.

If public records become available in advance of this estimate, we will contact you promptly. Conversely, if the County encounters a need to extend our estimate, we will contact you with a revised estimated date. We will communicate with you and keep you informed of any updates regarding collecting and obtaining the responsive records as we move through the process.

RCW 42.56.120 provides that the County may charge fees as authorized by law for responsive public records documents.

If you have any questions you may contact me or paralegal Sara Meath at (360) 754-4998.

Sincerely,

Karen Horowitz
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Thurston County Public Records Officer

From: Thurston County Sheriff

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June 23, 2021

Phil Mocek
MuckRock News DEPT MR 112920 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

Dear Phil Mocek:

This communication is regarding your public records request, #S011990-052721.
The record responsive to your request is now available for review and download via your account on the Public Records Center.
If you experience any difficulty viewing the record, please disable any pop-up blockers on your internet browser, as these may block your access to the records.
We have made no redactions to this record.  Please note that in order to fully respond to your request to receive this in a preferred file format, staff with the Thurston County Sheriff's Office created an excel spreadsheet with the requested information to respond to your request. Please let us know if you believe we have misunderstood your records request, or have omitted records or any pieces of information that you believe your request covered.
This is the final and definitive response to your records request, and your request is now closed.

If you have any questions please contact me or paralegal Sara Meath at 360-754-4998.

Sincerely,

Karen Horowitz
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Thurston County Public Records Officer

From: Phil Mocek

Dear Ms. Horowitz:

Upon review of the spreadsheet you provided on June 25, 2021, I find that approximately 20 of the records provided contain no first name, last name, or call sign. This includes nine corrections deputies and seven deputy sheriffs. Additionally, I question whether a call sign is the only identifying number assigned to each employee. Are these the numbers that would be printed on a batch or name tag and worn on an employee's uniform?

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: Thurston County Sheriff

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July 14, 2021
Dear Mr. Mocek:
This communication is regarding your public records request, #S011990-052721.  We received your message sent July 14, 2021 at 3:01 a.m.
The document provided to you was generated from a position number list; the blank lines that you observed are positions that were vacant at the time.
The call sign that was provided is the same as the term badge number used by many agencies.  Some agencies put these numbers on their actual badges or nametags; TCSO does not.  The term "call sign" is used to describe these numbers is because their primary purpose is for dispatching by TCOMM/Radio.
Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
Sincerely,
Karen Horowitz
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Thurston County Public Records Officer

From: Phil Mocek

Dear Ms. Horowitz:

Thanks for the explanation.

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

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