Right To Know Request

Department Police on Right To Know



A citizen can file a Right-To-Know request in four ways.

Fax (610) 861-4829

Walk-In Station

US Mail (248 Brodhead Rd, Suite 1, Bethlehem, PA  18017)

Email (info@colonialregionalpd.org)

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.

Sunshine Act Download

Legislative Right To Know Download

The first thing a citizen should do to file a RTK (Right To Know) request is to complete a RTK form: By Clicking Below
Address your request to the Deputy Chief of Police, James DePalma - 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.
Colonial Regional Police Department has five (5) business days to respond in writing.


You have a right to appeal this denial of information in writing to:

Terry Mutchler, Executive Director, Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA  17120

For Criminal Records of Colonial Regional Police Department, the appeal must be filed with the District Attorney of Northampton County.

If you choose to file an appeal you must do so within 15 business days of the mailing due date of the agency's response, as outlined in Section 1101.

Please note that  a copy of your original Right-to-Know request and the denial letter must be included when filing an appeal. The law also requires that

you state the reasons why the record is a public record and address each of the reasons the Agency denies your request. visit the Office of Open Records

website at http://openrecords.state.pa.us for further information on filing an appeal.

If you have further questions, please call Deputy Chief of Police, James DePalma, Open Records Officer.

Please be advised that this correspondence will serve to close this record with our office as permitted by law.