Freedom of Information and General Information Requests
The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act was implemented on January 1, 1991, and provides individuals with a right of access to certain records and personal information under the custody of the Police Service.
The purposes of the Act are as follows:
a) to provide a right of access to information under the control of institutions in accordance with the principles that, information should be available to the public, necessary exemptions for the right of access should be limited and specific, decisions on the disclosure of information should be reviewed independently of the Police Service who controls the information, and
b) to protect the privacy of individuals with respect to personal information about themselves held by institutions and to provide individuals with a right of access to that information.
Requests for information should be directed to:
Freedom of Information Unit
Chatham-Kent Police Service
P.O. Box 366, 24 Third Street,
Chatham, Ontario N7M 5K5
Telephone (519) 436-6600 ext. 224
Monday – Friday 8 am to 4 pm
All requests must be in writing either by application form or by letter and accompanied by the legislated $5.00 application fee. Cash, cheque or money order will be accepted. Please make cheques payable to Chatham-Kent Police Service. All requests must include Requestors name, full address, DOB, telephone number and must identify the specific record(s) requested or supply sufficient detail to enable us to identify the record(s).
For more information visit the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.
Once your complete application along with the $5.00 fee is received, you will be notified within 30 days regarding disclosure. All decisions issued under the Act can be appealed to the Information Privacy Commissioners Office.
Please note that in addition to the $5.00 application fee, there is a legislated fee schedule for the processing of access requests that include photocopying, searching and preparing records that may apply to your request.