Public Records Request
The Woonsocket Police Department has created this page for those seeking copies of police reports.
CITY OF WOONSOCKET
ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST GUIDELINES
The City of Woonsocket, RI has instituted the following procedure to help you obtain public records.
- The contact person for Public Records is the City Clerk.
- In order to request to inspect and/or copy documents, we ask that you first complete the request form hereto, otherwise provide a written request for records that clearly identifies the records you seek and that your request is made pursuant to the Access to Public Records Act. A written request is not necessary for documents available pursuant to Rhode Island Laws 42-35-2 or other documents prepared for or readily available to the public.
- Requests to inspect public records can be mailed or dropped off at the Office of the City Clerk, 169 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895. To make a public records request by e-mail, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax the form to (401) 765-0022.
- Additional copies of this form are available on the City's website: www.woonsocketri.org
- A copy of the Attorney General's Guide to Open Government can be found at: www.riag.state.ri.gov
- There are times when the public records you seek are not available at the time of your request. Please be advised that the Access to Public Records Act allows a public body ten (10) business days to respond and with good cause, may extend the time to respond to thirty (30) business days.
- If you feel that you have been denied access to public records, you have the right to file an appeal with the Chief Administrative Officer of the public body and with the Attorney General (R.I.G.L. 38-2-8). If you are still not satisfied, you may file a lawsuit in Superior Court.
- The City of Woonsocket is committed to providing you with public records in an expeditious and courteous manner.