The Police Department is committed to conducting business in a manner that complies with all legal requirements, fosters citizen confidence in the department, and promotes efficient and effective operations. The Department recognizes the importance of communicating information to citizens and other interested parties and will cooperate in supplying requested information which is considered a matter of public record. Initial incident and accident reports can be obtained from the Records Unit at the Police Department.
All other information included in a report/investigation can only be released through open records and must be requested in writing. A copy of the Open Records Request Form can be obtained by clicking here.
Georgia Open Records Act (OCGA) §50-18-70 through 50-18-76):
The agency has three business days from the date of the request to determine if the requested records are open or closed.
If the records are closed, the agency must respond in writing specifying the legal authority for restricting access to the records.
Otherwise, the records are to be provided within the three-day period or a plan for providing access to the records provided to the requester.
Certain records such as active or pending investigations, pending prosecutions, cases involving juveniles, and other certain crimes or incidents are not releasable under the Open Records Act.
Requests can be made via fax to (770)-774-1948, mail to 5060 Union Street Union Street Union City, Georgia 30291, or in person at the Police Department.