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Freedom of Information Request Form - FOIL


The Freedom of Information Law, effective January 1, 1978, reaffirms your right to know how your government operates.  It provides rights of access to records relective of governmental decisions and policies that affect the lives of every New Yorker.

To request information from the Glenville Police Department, you must first fill out the form below as completely and specifically as you can.  It can be hand delivered or mailed to the Dispatch window located in front of the Police Department located at Town Hall, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville NY, 12302.  All requests go through the Police Chief.  

Examples of items that are 'foiled' are standard incident reports, domestic reports, and case files. Please be aware there are categories of deniable records, for example, those that are exempted from disclosure by state or federal statute, those records that would result in an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, those records compiled for law enforcement purposes and which if disclosed would interfere with law enforcement investigation or judicial proceedings, or deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or impartial adudication.

Your request will be responded to within five business days of receipt of the request and will either make the record availabe, deny access in writing giving the reasons for denial, or  furnish a written acknowledgement of receipt of the request and a statement of the approximate date when the request will be granted or denied due to the volume or complexity of the request.  Should your request be denied, there is an appeal process in place.

Upon notification that your request is ready, you are asked to bring identification with you to enable the dispatcher to release any copies to you.

Freedom of Information Request Form.pdf