PUBLIC RECORDS POLICY
Right to Know Law, PA. Title 65, Sec. 66.1 et seq.; Criminal History Record Information Act, Title 18, Sec. 9101 et seq.; Judicial Code, Title 42, Sec. 67A01 et seq.; PLEAC 4.11.1;
It is the policy of the York Area Regional Police Department (“Department”) to provide public records in accordance with the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law (Act 3 of 2008), Title 65 P.S. Sec. 66.1 et. seq. as amended (“RTKL”). the Criminal History Record Information Act (Act 47 of 1979), 18 Pa. C.S.A. Sec. 9101 et. seq. as amended (“CHRIA”), and the Judicial Code (Act 22 of 2017), 42 Pa. C.S.A. Sec. 67A01 et seq. as amended (the “Code”)(hereinafter the RTKL, CHRIA and the Code are collectively referred to as the “Law”). Pursuant to the requirements of the Law, the police department has adopted this Public Records Policy.
As a law enforcement agency, the police department must be careful pursuant to the requirements of the Law to balance the need to conduct effective investigations, the need to maintain the confidentiality of its investigations and the need to protect the innocent who happen to be subject to investigation. It is the intent of the police department to comply with the spirit and the letter of the Law.
REQUEST PROCEDURE AND COSTS
1. Requests must be made in writing on the form supplied by the Department. They may be submitted to the Department in the office of the Chief of Police or his designee by mail or in person.
2. The request should be sufficiently specific as to permit identification of the records in fact sought.
3. Inspection may be made during regular business hours, Monday through Friday at the headquarters of the Department.
FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR AT THE WEB SITE www.yapd.org
Right to Know Appeals available at firstname.lastname@example.org
YORK AREA REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Each page $ .25
Accident Report $ 15.00
REPRODUCTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS
3” X 5” $ .35
4” X 6” $ .35
5” X 7” $ .35
8” X 10” $ .35
REQUEST for CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION $5.00
REPRODUCTION OF AUDIO / VIDEO RECORDING $50.00
Copying of documents that are not of a size that can be copied by the equipment at hand. In such instance, the charge shall be actual cost.
Certification of documents shall be made at a charge of $5.00 per document plus notary fee.
Postage costs shall be the responsibility of the requester.
Prepayment may be required for all information requested that is projected to cost more than one-hundred dollars ($100).