Police Right to Know Form & Policies

"Police incident Reports are subject to the Criminal History Records Information Act (CHRIA), which may restrict release without a court order or subpoena.

A Right-to-know (RTK) request for police reports will generally be denied under exceptions to RTK disclosure, including but not limited to section 708(b)(16) (for criminal incidents) and section 708 (b) (17) (for non-criminal incidents) of the  RTK Law.  As a courtesy, the department may provide information, including the report number, incident type, date and time of the incident, and the name of the officer who took the report.  The requestor will be responsible for any fees associated with these records.   


Requests under the Crime Victim Right of Access, described in 18 Pa. C.S. §9158 et al, may be released under that process, apart and separately from any RTK process, if eligible.


RTK requests for police recordings will be denied.  Police recordings are only available under the process outlined in Pa Act 22 of 2017 and here:  https://www.openrecords.pa.gov/RTKL/PoliceRecordings.cfm "