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POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS OR OTHER TOWNSHIP DOCUMENTS RELATED TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS OR NON-CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS ARE NOT SUBJECT TO RELEASE UNDER THE RIGHT TO KNOW LAW
The Township will provide a denial letter on Township letterhead that provides the incident number and reason for denial when a police report is requested and cannot be released. It is the policy of Peters Township to conform to the mandates of the Criminal History Record Information Act 18 Pa. C.S.A. § 9101 et seq. (CHRIA) and the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law 65 P.S. §§ 67.101, et seq (RTKL).
CHRIA precludes the dissemination of "protected information" which includes three types of information; Intelligence Information, Investigative Information, and treatment information.
Therefore, information assembled as a result of any inquiry, formal or informal, into a criminal incident or an allegation of criminal wrongdoing are protected information and therefore are not subject to public access under the RTKL.
Furthermore, police incident reports related to noncriminal investigations are exempt from disclosure (Section 708(b)(17) of the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law).
The Peters Township Police Department processes requests for vehicle accident reports. You may fill out this Record Request Form, and we will forward this on to the Police Department.
For reportable accidents reports, there is a charge of $15. The Police Department will communicate to you whether the accident was a reportable or non-reportable accident.
Paper Copies of Records - $0.25 per page
E-mailed/Scanned Copies - No Charge
DVDs/CDs - $10.00
Reportable Accident Reports (Police Department will let requester know if it a reportable accident) - $15.00
Exact postage is also charged if the records are sent via U.S. Mail.
Other charges may apply for electronic storage/document retrieval if applicable.
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