Pennsylvania Right to Know Act
- The Department shall comply with the requirements of the
Pennsylvania Right to Know Act (Act 3 of 2008), 65 P.S. Sections
67.101, et seq.
- The Chief of Police shall designate the Lieutenant as the Opens
Records Officer to assure compliance with this policy and
disseminate records to the public appropriately.
- Requests for public records are available, with the
appropriate, fee in person from the Upper Southampton Township
Police Department Records Division, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM
to 4:30 PM, excluding holidays or extenuating circumstances.
Records may also be requested by mail, with the appropriate fee
included, and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
- All records requests shall be made on the Departments
Reports/Visual Media Request Form.
- Under the "Right to Know Law," investigative reports are
exempted from the definition of a "public record," therefore any
such request will be denied.
- Criminal History information is not accessible under the "Right
to Know Law."
- Unless a charge of juvenile delinquency is transferred for
criminal prosecution under section 6355 of the Juvenile Act, or the
court otherwise orders, the records and files of a juvenile shall
not be open to public inspection or their contents disclosed to the
- The Chief of Police or the Open Records Officer will make a
good faith effort to determine if the record(s) requested is a
public record and respond within five (5) business days of the
- If a request for records is granted, the following fee schedule
- Incident Reports - $0.25 per page
- Non-Reportable Accident Reports - $10.00
- Reportable Accident Reports - $15.00
- Photographs (4 Photos per page on 8½" x 11" plain paper) -
- Photographs/Video on CD or DVD - $50.00
- Postage Fee - Actual cost of mailing requested records
- Records Certification - $5.00 per record
- There shall be no limitation on the number of public records
which may be requested or made available for inspection or
duplication. Fees will be assessed on a per copy basis.
- There shall be no requirement to disclose the purpose or motive
in requesting access to records which are considered public.
- If a records request is denied, any fee collected shall be
returned to the requestor. The requestor shall be informed of the
reason for the denial and of the appeal process.
- Contact information for the Department's open-records officer:
Upper Southampton Township
Attn: Open Records Officer
939 Street Road
Southampton, PA 18966
Phone# - 215-364-5000
- Contact information for open records appeals:
Bucks County District
Attn: Open Records Appeal Officer
55 East Court Street, 4th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone# - 215-348-6344