Local level SAEC policies/data (Warrensburg Town Police)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Police Department of Warrensburg, NY.
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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: Sandra Novak

Dear Vanessa Nason,
Today I was given a copy of your FOIL request, hence, the reason for the delay in responding within the required five days.
You will recall that your request for was information regarding "rape kits" and processing.  I will forward your request to our Stockport Police Department, a small, part time department.  Normally, under a FOIL request, the information is required to be submitted to the requester within 20 days, unless the request is vast.  Due to the time frame that passed already, I will request the information be made available as soon as possible.  The fee for a FOIL is:  first ten pages are free, 11 pages and up are .25 per page.  Once the information is received, I will notify you as to the cost.  Again, I apologize for the delay.  For any further correspondence, please use this email address so that you will receive a prompt response.  Thank you.

Sandra NovakStockport Town Clerk(518) 828-9389, Ext. 7

From: Sandra Novak

Dear Vanessa Nason,
I am writing concerning your FOIL request for information on sexual assault evidence kits and processing.  No responsive records were found. 

Sandra NovakTown Clerk


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