Whitpain Police Department Open Records

PENNSYLVANIA RIGHT TO KNOW ACT

(ACT 3 OF 2008)

Whitpain Township complies with the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, (Act 3 of 2008), in regard to the responsibilities of state and local agencies. The Whitpain Township Board of Supervisors, adopted an Open Records Policy in conformance with the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, (Act 3 of 2008). The policy identifies the Chief of Police or his Designee as the Open Records Officer. The Open Records Officer for Whitpain Township Police Department is Lieutenant William Armstrong.

The term “public record” shall have the meaning given to such term in the Pennsylvania Statute section 708 of Act 3 of 2008. Those records maintained by the Whitpain Township Police Department that are exempted from release or disclosure, and release of those records will be denied, are as follows: 

  1.  Investigative Reports (to include any pending criminal prosecution) 
  2.  Criminal History Information 
  3.  Juvenile Records (unless the juvenile delinquent is transferred to adult court for prosecution)

There will be no limitation on the number of public records that may be requested or made available for inspection or duplication. Fees will be assessed in conformance with the Whitpain Township Fee Schedule. There will be no requirement to disclose the purpose or motive in requesting access to the records which are considered public. Whitpain Township reserves the right to redact any information contained in a record that may compromise an individual’s personal security or privacy. 

Any person or entity whose request for access to a public record is denied may file an appeal in writing to Executive Director, Office of Open Records, 333 Market Street, 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. Email: openrecords@pa.gov. Phone number 717-346-9903. Appeals of criminal records shall be made to the District Attorney of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Court House, P.O. Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404-0311

A Public Record Request Form can be obtained at the police station or completed online and dropped off to the police station. 

Click Here to go to the Public Record Review/Duplicate Request Form

For non-police matters, view Right to Know Policies - Non Police Matters (PDF).