Local level SAEC policies/data (Tribal Police Departments)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Due Oct. 23, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. 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

I request the above information for the following tribal law enforcement agenices:
Ak-Chin Tribal Police Department
Bay Mills Indian Community Law Enforcement
Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department
Choctaw Nation Law Enforcement Program
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Police Department
Coeur d'Alene Tribal Police Department
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Law and Order Department
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation Public Safety Department
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation Tribal Police Department
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation Public Safety Department
Coquille Tribal Police Department
Crow Nation Public Safety Department
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Police Department
Fort Oakland Police Department
Gila River Community Tribal Police Department
Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department
Hualapai Tribe Police Department
Iowa Tribe of Nebraska Police Department
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Police Department
Keweenaw Bay Community Tribal Police Department
Little River Band of Ottawa Tribal Police Department
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Law Enforcement Department
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Police Department
Menominee Nation Tribal Police
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Tribal Police Department
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Police Department
Mohegan Tribal Police Department
Mohican Nation Stockbridge-Munsee Band Division of Public Safety
Narragansett Tribal Police Department
Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety
Nez Perce Tribal Law Enforcement Department
Nooksack Tribal Law Enforcement Department
Oneida Nation Police Department
Pascua Yaqui Tribal Police Department
Passamaquoddy Tribal Law Enforcement Department
Pawnee Nation Police Department
Poarch Creek Tribal Police Department
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Tribal Police Department
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribal Police Department
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Law Enforcement Program
Pueblo of Cochiti Police Department
Pueblo of Sandia Police Department
Reno-Sparks Colony Tribal Police Department
Sac and Fox Nation Department of Law Enforcement
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department
San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department
Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Public Safety Department
Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Police Department
Skokomish Nation Department of Public Safety
Squaxin Island Tribal Public Safety Department
Swinomish Tribal Police Department
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Police Department
Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Police Department
Washoe Tribal Police Department
Wells Band Colony Tribal Police Department
White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribal Public Safety Department

Please include all segregable data.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Vanessa Nason


Dear Ms. Nason,

Thank you for your email. Your request has been routed and assigned to the
Office of Justice Services (OJS) for a response on September 25, 2017. For
questions or status updates regarding this request you may contact the OJS
FOIA Coordinator, Mr.Barry Cossey. He can be contacted at:

5924 NW 2nd Street, Suite 650
Oklahoma City, OK 73127
fax: 405.603.1570
phone: 405.603.1567

In addition, I have looped in Mr. Barry Cossey into this email to provide
you with a status update directly. Thank you.

Allison Neblett

Acting, Government Information Specialist

From: Vanessa Nason


I was just wondering what the status of this request is?


From: Vanessa Nason


I've mistakenly sent this request twice. Can I please close this request, and keep the other one open?


From: Bureau of Indian Affairs

Thank you for your email. Your update request has been routed to the Bureau
of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services for a response on February
12, 2018. For questions or status updates regarding this request you may
contact the BIA-OJS *new FOIA Coordinator, Ms. Cynthia Elia*. She can be
contacted at:

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Office of Justice Services
2001 Killebrew Drive, Ste 121
Bloomington, MN 55425

Email: ojs-foia@bia.gov

Phone: 952-851-5431

Fax: 952-851-5435

In addition, I have looped in Ms. Cynthia Elia into this email to provide
you with a status update directly. Thank you.


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