Freedom of Information

FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act provides the public the right to request access to records from their government agencies. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. The Blytheville Police Department recognizes that public business is to be performed in an open and public manner. 

Open communication between citizen and Staff is our goal. Being able to communicate your FOIA requests is important. Sometimes citizens know what they want or need but have difficulty in knowing how to request it. There's nothing more frustrating than making a request and receiving a massive file only to find out what you were really looking for isn't in there. 

When requesting information please understand that the department may not compile information together or create a custom record or report in response to a request. The staff of the Blytheville Police Department is there to assist you in your FOIA request. They can help narrow down your search, speed up the process and help ensure you receive the information you desire. 

 A citizen may request a copy of a public record in any form in which the record is readily available such as paper or electronic computer format or in any format which the department can readily convert the record to with existing equipment or software. 

You can make a request for information from the Blytheville Police Department under the Freedom of Information Act here. The Department will respond to your request within three (3) working days. Our goal is to provide citizens with the information they seek as within this time frame however, depending on the amount or nature of the material requested, it may take longer to fulfill. Please be patient with us we understand the importance and timeliness of your request and will get it to you as soon as we can.  

The Arkansas Attorney General is a great source of Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act and they can be reached by clicking here.

You can download additional  Blytheville FOIA information and a copy of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act Law.