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ABOUT PUBLIC RECORDS:

Agencies have a duty to provide access to public records unless a statutory exemption applies, either in the Public Records Act or other statutes.

You may come into the Police Department during regular business hours M-F, 9am-5pm, excluding legal holidays.  If you are out of state or unable to come in person you may make a request by phone, fax, email or mail addressed to the Public Records Officer per WAC 44-14-030006. 

TO OBTAIN A REQUEST FORM:

The request form is located on the Police Department Administration page.  From the Police Department page, click on the Administration tab on the left side. On this Administration page you will find a link to the Request for Public Records form.  The form is also available at the Police Department, in the front office, during regular business hours.  You can come into our office to obtain a copy or we can mail, email or fax a copy to you.

HOW TO COMPLETE A REQUEST FORM:

Requestor Information section:

    • Current date
    • Your name (please print)
    • Your current home and/or mailing address
    • Contact phone number (s)
    • Email Address

        Fill in Report/Case # or Ticket # if you have it.

Type of record(s) you are requesting section:

    • Indicate the specific type of record you are requesting.
    • Be specific as to the type of incident, date of the incident, name(s) of parties involved, and location where incident occurred.
    • The information you provide is used to search our records and complete your request.

Receipt method section:

            Designate by initialing next to the method you would like to received your completed request--

                      pick up when ready, inspection of record, email to you or send to you by mail.

            Sign requestor signature line and date form.

  • REQUEST PROCESSING:
  • Turn in completed request form at the police department during regular business hours, M-F, 9am-5 pm, excluding legal holidays, or submit your request by mail, fax, or email to our office.
  • Our agency has (5) business days to respond to you that it is processing your request by either making the request  available, sending a letter via U.S. mail,  contacting you by phone, fax or email.
  • If your request is not going to be completed within 5 days or is being denied you will receive  correspondence advising you of the proposed timeline to complete your request or the reason  for delay/denial.  In addition, the record you receive may be subject to redaction of qualified exempt information based upon current  statutes.
  • A fee may be applied to released records based upon Camas City Resolution 16-019.  Fee schedule information available upon request.
  • Our goal is to complete requests in the order they are received and to complete them as soon as possible.  The volume of requests we receive and size of each request effect completion times.

 

Records Index

There is no single index of City records. The City of Camas has determined by formal order that maintaining a central index of City records is unduly burdensome, costly, and would interfere with City operations due to the number and complexity of records generated as a result of the wide range of City activities.

 

SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO:

PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICER
CAMAS POLICE DEPARTMENT
2100 N.E. THIRD AVENUE
CAMAS, WA 98607

For more information contact the
Public Records Officer:
Chief Mitch Lackey at (360)834-4151
by email: police@cityofcamas.us
Fax at (360)834-0505

Business Office Hours Monday-Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
EXCLUDING LEGAL HOLIDAYS
Phone: 360-834-4151
Fax: (360)834-0505
Email: police@cityofcamas.us

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS AVAILABLE:

  • RCW 42.56 Public Records (A copy is available at the police department for your inspection/guidance)
  • WAC44-14 Public Records Act - Model Rules (A copy is available at the police department for your inspection/guidance)

 

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