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Public Records Request Information

BCES maintains electronic, paper and audio records consistent with Chapter 40.14 RCW, and provides records upon request in compliance with the Washington State Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW.

Records requests may be made for records generated and maintained by the Southeast Communications Center (SECOMM) or Benton County Emergency Management (BCEM).

Available SECOMM records generally include: background event chronologies (CAD); audio recordings of 9-1-1 calls; audio recordings of non-emergency police and fire/EMS calls; and recorded radio communications between police and/or fire personnel. Audio is available for 270 days from the event date. CAD records are available for three (3) years from the event date.

SECOMM is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the counties of Benton and Franklin, including the agencies located within each county. For this reason, 9-1-1 records for the agencies listed below* are generated and maintained by BCES.

To make a public records request, please submit your request via the portal link below.


 
Public Disclosure Link

BCES is operated by the City of Richland. For more information on public records requests, please contact Public Records Officer Toni Fulton at (509) 942-7619. BCES processes public records requests in compliance with City of Richland Policy No. 0260.

The City of Richland Fee Schedule is available on the City’s website. If applicable, payment must be received prior to release of the records. Payment instructions will be provided with notice of the availability of your first installment of responsive records. 


Jurisdictions served by SECOMM:

Kennewick Police Department

Pasco Police Department

Richland Police Department

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

West Richland Police Department

Port of Pasco Police

Benton County Sheriff's Office

Connell Police Department

Kennewick Fire Department

Pasco Fire Department

Richland Fire Department

Connell Fire Department

Benton County Fire Protection District #1

Franklin County Fire District #1

Benton County Fire Protection District #2

Franklin County Fire District #2

Benton County Fire Protection District #4

Franklin County Fire District #3

Benton County Fire Protection District #5

Franklin County Fire District #4

Benton County Fire Protection District #6

Franklin County Fire District #5

Prosser Police Department

Walla Walla County Fire District #5

West Benton Fire and Rescue

Franklin County Public Hospital District #1

Columbia Basin Dive Rescue