Local level SAEC policies/data (Troy, NY)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Troy Police Department of Troy, NY.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all statistics, data, reports, audits, policies, and procedures pertaining to the following items regarding sexual assault evidence collection (SAEC) kits (also known as "rape kits") and processing:

• all standard operating procedures regarding the SAEC process

• any written policies or procedures regarding department practices on the acquisition of or handling of rape kit evidence, including protocols for its collection, testing, and delegation and transfer to all other possibly relevant locations, laboratories, or agencies

• the number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed

• the number of kits that have been processed by a public or private crime or forensic laboratory or equivalent processing location from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed

• the number of unprocessed kits in any storage facilities currently under the department’s jurisdiction and control, including those held by medical personnel or at external laboratory locations

• any materials regarding the status or ultimate disposition of cases in which a kit was collected. Please include all available segregable data.

• all audits involving this agency regarding the collection or backlog of SAEC kits

• all proposed alterations or yet-to-be-implemented changes to the policies and procedures regarding the collection, testing, and use of SAEC kits

If there any questions about this request, please feel free to call us at the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.

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.


Vanessa Nason

From: Troy Police Department

Dear Vanessa Nason:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Troy, NY. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on 8/8/2023 and given the reference number C005626-080823 for tracking purposes.
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From: Troy Police Department

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From: Troy Police Department

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RE: FOIL REQUEST of August 08, 2023., Reference # C005626-080823.
Dear Vanessa Nason,
My name is Frank and I started in the role of deputy director of public information in late March.
I recently received a fax from a FOIL Officer within the Troy Police Department regarding this MuckRock FOIL case handled by one of my predecessors.
They provided me with responsive documents and while I am told the documents were made available at the time, I am making them available again. My apologies if you did not receive these documents when the request was originally filed.
Please click here to login and download the responsive records: My Request Center (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HYdxLOL2gU5oRgYdNVDNo6tmEoB1sva0K-2FO96Sv560Nl3-2Fb-2BSI2XmCLGv9Y-2BRy7g2A-3D-3DEXAu_qdvQVCWowAHpU54cRSj9g0poM8KwLK-2FvkCwaWYhINhgexm-2F-2F6LoIa8gXZbptbGVjgaRNd1sUAnzyzMcMNvTkd-2FnuhyiEt-2BaX-2FzcGVnctDTKaTTMgdDEkq-2FqUSrp75-2BklVRF5-2FY9yfSqb2015yWZAm5YHL7xo-2FQ-2FEKK1-2F0x80vP-2FV-2FVFPd5ALCjXrfc4K6RxfdSEMsgv2PHObAU2X-2FyWrVd1zdA4pfhzG2y7qpCCErO6LsQ2sQlw3zdHw0zk8ivj3NWMS2t-2B77NMhYVm5Sk6S8Nb-2Fb5kfwfUtJenBQJqP3L1NBFODy0GYxZMVaN7HOPo05pC91eXOONhCwqu4VF62T2Bj1RB8WRPfjUEsMlsFVCuuBmif84BeuzCAgFstiN3f)
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