Police Public Disclosure

Requesting Police Public Disclosure Information

Online

To request a public record from Kirkland Police, please access the City’s online records portal at Public Disclosure Request and follow the instructions.

Once your request is received, the Records Division will respond within 5 business days (RCW 42.56.520). All requests are subject to Public Disclosure Law.

 

 

By Mail

Requests for copies of police case reports may be submitted in writing to Kirkland Police Department, Records Division, 11750 NE 118th St., Kirkland WA 98034.

Once your request is received, the Records Division will respond within 5 business days (RCW 42.56.520). All requests are subject to Public Disclosure Law.

 

 

In person

The Kirkland Police Department is located at Kirkland Justice Center - 11750 NE 118th St., Kirkland WA 98034. The Records Division’s hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Records Division is closed on holidays.

Once your request is received, the Records Division will respond within 5 business days (RCW 42.56.520). All requests are subject to Public Disclosure Law.

 

 

Fax

You may fax your request to (425)587-3410. 

Once your request is received, the Records Division will respond within 5 business days (RCW 42.56.520). All requests are subject to Public Disclosure Law.

 

 

Body-Worn Camera Public Records Requests

Requests for Body-Worn Camera (BWC) recordings can be made online using the above link or in-person at the Kirkland Police Department or City Hall. We highly suggest submitting the request online for accuracy purposes. 

Per RCW 42.56 requests for body-worn camera recordings must include one of the following or risk the request being denied:

a)     Name of person involved in the incident;

b)     lncident or case number(s);

c)     Date(s), time(s), and location(s) of the incident(s); or

d)     ldentifying information of law enforcement or corrections officer(s) involved in the incident(s)

Charges associated with BWC records requests

With the exception of the following requestors, the PRA allows an agency to charge a requestor the reasonable costs of redacting, altering, distorting, pixelating, suppressing, or otherwise obscuring any portion of the body-worn camera recording prior to disclosure:

  • A person directly involved in an incident recorded by the requested body worn camera recording;
  • An attorney representing a person directly involved in an incident recorded by the requested body worn camera recording;
  • A person or his or her attorney who requests a body worn camera recording relevant to a criminal case involving that person;
  • The executive director from either the Washington state commission on African-American affairs, Asian Pacific American affairs, or Hispanic affairs; or
  • If relevant to a cause of action, an attorney who represents a person regarding a potential or existing civil cause of action involving the denial of civil rights under the federal or state Constitution, or a violation of a United States department of justice settlement.

The City charges a rate of $0.84 per minute of body worn camera (BWC) video redaction time to requesters that are not exempt from charges under RCW 42.56.240(14)(e). This rate applies to the time it takes to redact BWC video, not the length of the video.  For example, targeted redaction time is estimated to take 10 minutes of redaction time per object/subject targeted per minute of original video.  Targeted audio redaction time is estimated at 5 minutes per minute of original audio.  If the total estimated cost of redaction exceeds $25.00, a 10% deposit will be required prior to the City beginning to process redaction of BWC video.  The City reserves the right to charge other costs including but not limited to what a vendor will charge us to process media that is part of your request. 

Body Worn Camera Cost

See the approved memo regarding Body Worn Camera Public Disclosure Redaction Cost Recovery(PDF, 218KB)  for information regarding charging cost analysis and application. 

For more information visit the Kirkland Police Body-Worn Camera Project site