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FOIL Request

  1. Instructions

    1. When applying for copies of records from the Plattsburgh Police Department, please be as descriptive as possible in your request. Include dates, names, addresses, and list of specific incident type. This helps us get you the correct record.
    2.The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request must be reviewed and any personal identifying information will by law be blacked out so that there is no chance of any identity theft risk, or to protect the identity of victims and children. A request for records will NOT be completed on the same day, but we will work diligently to fill the request in a timely and efficient manner.
    3.No records will be released if a case is being actively investigated and considered "Open."
    4. If your request is rejected, there will be a reason provided to you. If you feel that there is an error in the denial, feel free to contact the records department for directions on appealing the denial.
    5. Someone will contact you when your records are available for pick up. There is a $0.25 per page copy fee that is required prior to release.

  2. Please Note:

    You will be notified by phone when the records requested are ready to be picked up. Records will not be available for pick up on the same day. Please allow 7-10 business days. Government issued identification required for pick up. If the records are not retrieved within 30 days, the copies will be destroyed. Cost: $0.25 per page.

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