Michigan's Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System
Michigan is implementing a web-based sexual assault evidence kit (SAEK) tracking system, called Track-Kit™, so evidence kits can be tracked through the system. The Michigan State Police (MSP) is currently conducting a statewide roll-out, per region of the state, so law enforcement agencies can sign-on and begin tracking.
- The legislature passed the Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Submission Act, which established time frames for submission and retrieval of SAEKs.
- The legislature created the Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking and Reporting Commission, which recommended the creation of a statewide tracking system.
- STACSDNA, a private vendor, created Track-Kit™, a web-based system for use by law enforcement, prosecutors, medical facilities, forensic labs, and survivors.
- Law enforcement agencies across Michigan will receive an instructional letter from MSP (via email and mail) to sign-up and participate in online training.
- Each agency determines which of their members can access and use the system through a secure portal. Each kit will have its own barcode.
Implementation is underway, in the form of a phased roll-out across the state. The map below shows the region map and timeline. Between the initial contact and “Go Live” dates, the Michigan State Police will collect information to create portal sites, provide multiple training webinars, and register users.
Note to All Michigan Agencies
Be on the lookout for a letter from MSP with instructions for sign-on and online training. We ask that all agencies, regardless of size, register through MSP and complete the required training. If you missed the opportunity to register, contact Ms. Cristy Dowker at MSP: Dowkerc@michigan.gov.
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