To ensure that it maximizes the amount of time available for prosecuting sexual offenses, by December 1, 2014, the Oakland Police Department should formalize in a policy document its new practice of analyzing sexual assault evidence kits within two weeks of the department receiving the kits into evidence, and it should continue to implement that policy.
OPD has formalized its policy of analyzing sexual assault evidence kits within two weeks of the department receiving the kits into evidence as codified in the Oakland Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory Operations and Quality Assurance Manual.
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