The first thing a citizen should do to file a RTK (Right To Know) request is to complete a RTK form: which is
available here. Address your request to the Police Chief, Roy D. Seiple - Open Records Officer. The form maybe downloaded,
printed, completed and mailed, faxed, emailed, or hand delivered to Colonial Regional Police Department. The form cannot be
submitted via this website. Click on the box below to print the form.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM COLONIAL
REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Colonail Regional Police Department has five (5) business days to respond
in writing to:
- Grant the request
- Deny the request (citing the legal
basis for denial/partial denial)
- Invoke a 30-day extension for certain reasons
Right to Know Request Form
HOW TO FILE A REQUEST
A citizen can file a Right-To-Know
request in four ways.
- Fax (610) 861-4829
- US Mail (248 Brodhead Rd, Suite 1, Bethlehem, PA 18017)
- Email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HOW TO FILE AN APPEAL
Colonial Regional Police Department denies a record, or a portion of a record, the requester can file an appeal with
the Office of the Northampton County District Attorney.
The appeal must be submitted to
the office of the Norhtampton County District Attorney with in 15 business days of the mailing date of Colonial
Regional Polcie Department's response. Appeals should be sent to the office of the Northampton County District Attorney:
Open Records Office, 669 Washigton Street, Easton, PA 18042.
must be in writing and shall include the following information that may be submitted using the appeals form. Click on
the box below to print the form.
RIGHT TO KNOW APPEAL FORM
Pennsylvania’s New Right to Know Law
Act 3 of 2008, as signed by Gov. Edward G. Rendell on February
Effective January 1, 2009
(Download: PDF Version : Text Version)
PA Constitution (Download: PDF Version)
(Download: PDF Version) Be aware that the Office
of Open Records has no jurisdiction over the Sunshine Act or violations of the Sunshine Act. A copy of the Act is provided
here as a courtesy because it is a complementary law to the Right to Know Law. They work together to provide
for the transparency of Government.
Legislative history of the Right-to-Know
Law (Download: PDF Version)
Department's Policy on Right to Know Requests