Public Request Form



2Public Request Form
  • Please Read And Understand The Information Below Before Submitting Your Request.

    This request will be made to the PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS Police Department.

    It may take up to 10 business days to respond to your request. While most requests are fulfilled within a few days, we cannot guarantee a shorter response time.

    Public access to state and local government records is governed by Massachusetts Public Records Law, located at G.L. c. 66, §10, et seq. The Freedom of Information Act is a federal law that pertains to the access of federal government records.

    The Public Records Law only applies to government records already in existence. A records custodian is not required by the Public Records Law to answer questions or create a record in response to a request, but may do so at his or her discretion.

    A full definition of what constitutes a public record may be found at G.L. c. 4, §7(26). Most documents regardless of form are considered public records. However, information within those records may fall under a prohibition or exemption and subject that record to withholding or redaction.

    Common examples of public records exemptions and prohibitions include: Victim and victim family information Witness information Social Security, bank account, and driver’s license numbers Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Domestic violence reports, response information, and log entries Medical files or information, including information regarding injuries and mental health Pending law enforcement investigations and certain law enforcement methods Search warrants and affidavits Any materials or data relating to a specifically named individual, the disclosure of which may constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, such as marital status, legitimacy of children, identity of fathers of children, medical condition, welfare payments, alcohol consumption, family fights, and reputation. Sex victim and rape report Information Certain Abuse Prevention Order (209A) and Harassment Prevention Order (258E) information Information concerning juveniles and juvenile delinquency cases Child Requiring Assistance (CRA; formerly CHINS) Registry of Motor Vehicle information RMV Immediate Threat reports Firearms Licensing information Past requests for Sex Offender Registry information Photos of nude or partially nude persons Certain internal rules & practices of the government unit Certain personal information of non-elected government employees and their families Certain personnel records Inter-agency or intra-agency memoranda of letters relating to policy positions under development. Personal employee notes Trade secrets or commercial or financial information Additional information on the Massachusetts Public Records Law and applicable exemptions can be found on the website of Massachusetts Secretary of State.
  • By continuing to the next step, I confirm that I have carefully read all the above restrictions and that requested records may be withheld or redacted should my request fall into one of the above prohibitions or exemptions.
  • Your Request is for the Plymouth, Massachusetts Police Department Only.