Public Records Request

 Records Access Officers

  • Chief Craig Mace
  • Captain Frank John
  • Nicole Bourgeois

Electronic Records

Under the new version of the law, the Seekonk Police Department will provide public records in an electronic format unless the requestor does not have the ability to receive or access the records in a useable electronic format.
 
Electronic Records may be requested for the following:
  • Accident Reports
  • Incident Reports
  • Call Log Information
**Please be advised that all reports are still subject to public record redaction exemptions. A list of exemptions may be found at Chapter 4, Section 7(26) of the Massachusetts General Laws**

Response Time

The Seekonk Police Department will respond to a request in writing within 10 business from the initial request.

Fees

At this time, the Seekonk Police Department will not charge a fee for black and white paper copies or computer printouts of public records for both single and double-sided sheets. If a response to a public records request requires more than 4 hours of employee time, the Seekonk Police Department shall assess a fee of the hourly rate of the lowest paid employee to search for, compile, redact or reproduce the record. That fee shall not exceed $25.00/hour.

Submitting a  Records Request

You may submit a records request in one of the following ways:
 
  1. Completing a Report Request Form, which can be found in the lobby of the Seekonk Police Department
  2. Submitting an email request here
  3. Faxing a request to 508-336-2676
  4. Sending a request to:

Seekonk Police Department
Records Division
500 Taunton Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771   

Please provide all available information pertaining to your request, such as your name, date and time of the incident, type of incident, and the location of the incident.

Request Example

The Law does not require any specific format for making a request, but the sample below may be helpful. It is recommended that your request contain the following information:
 
Date request mailed
 

Seekonk Police Department
Records
500 Taunton Avenue
Seekonk, Massachusetts 02771

Dear Keeper of the Records:
This is a request under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M. G. L. Chapter 66, Section 10). I am requesting that I be provided a copy of the following records:
(Please include a detailed description of the information you are seeking, as well as a email address or fax number where the request may be sent, or a mailing address that the request may be sent to.)
 
Sincerely,
Your Name
Contact Information (address, email, telephone)
 
*If you have any questions, or need further assistance, please contact the Record Access Officer, Nicole Bourgeois, by email or at 508-336-8123 ext. 51028.