Making a Request

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We want to help you find the information you are interested in.

If you want to request information from the Department of Public Safety Communications, you should initially look at the document library and the disclosure log to see if the information you seek has already been published.

If you wish to make a request for information then you should contact one of the Department's Information Managers or submit a request on-line at the FOI Unit website.

Requests must be in writing (letter, email or facsimile) and must include your name and an address (either postal or e-mail). Please be as specific as possible about the information you would like, as this will help us to respond promptly. Where possible, please include a contact telephone number so we can call to discuss your request if necessary.

We will respond to your request promptly. The Law requires public authorities to respond within 30 calendar days, allowing an extension of an additional 30 calendar days if needed. We will always acknowledge receipt of FOI requests made to our Information Managers and we will let you know if we need to extend the deadline. For detailed advice on what sorts of information is exempt please see the FOI Unit website.

Updated:  18 November 2011

Fees associated with a Request for Information

There is no application fee and no fee if granted the opportunity to view a record requested thru FOI.  However, a requester may be required to pay copying or change of format fees. Details concerning costs and payment are contained in the Department of Public Safety Communications' Publication Scheme or in the FOI Regulations which are available on the FOI Unit website.

Last Updated: 18 November 2011

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Last Updated 2014-09-11