BCES public Records
Benton County Emergency Services (BCES) is governed by the BCES Executive Board. This Board consists of representatives from Benton and Franklin Counties, the cities of Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, West Richland, Prosser, Benton City, Benton County Fire Protection Districts 1, 2, and 4, and the Public Utility District #1 of Benton County (Benton PUD).
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EM VOLUNTEER DOCUMENTS:
Public Records Requests
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.
Record 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.
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.
JURISDICTIONS SERVED BY SECOMM INCLUDE:
Kennewick Police Department
Richland Police Department
Pasco Police Department
West Richland Police Department
Prosser Police Department
Connell Police Department
Benton County Sheriff's Office
Franklin County Sheriff's Office
Kennewick Fire Department
Richland Fire Department
Pasco Fire Department
Connell Fire Department
Benton County Fire Protection District #1
Franklin County Fire Protection District #1
Benton County Fire Protection District #2
Franklin County Fire Protection District #2
Franklin County Fire Protection District #3
Benton County Fire Protection District #4
Franklin County Fire Protection District #4
Benton County Fire Protection District #5
Franklin County Fire Protection District #5
Benton County Fire Protection District #6
West Benton Fire and Rescue
Walla Walla Fire District #5
Columbia Basin Dive Rescue
Franklin County Public Hospital District #1