Domestic Violence Response Policies (Washington State Patrol)

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the Washington State Patrol of Washington.


From: Caitlin Russell

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

-All department policies for state police officers responding to incidents of domestic violence

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.


Caitlin Russell

From: Dolan, Gretchen (WSP)

The Washington State Patrol has received and completed your records request (below). Attached please find a copy of the public record(s) you requested. The WSP does not have a specific arrest policy for civilian domestic violence incidents. Our general arrest and detention procedures apply to any type of arrest and are included here. The domestic violence policy the WSP does have pertains to empoyees and is found in the Rules of Conduct policies. That policy is also attached here.

No information has been redacted or withheld from these records. If you have questions, please contact me.

Gretchen Dolan, CPRO
Washington State Patrol
Public Records Officer
PO Box 42631
Olympia WA 98504
(360)596-4137 ext. 11137
The Washington State Patrol makes a difference every day, enhancing the safety and security of our state by providing the best in public safety services.<>



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