Right to Know Request Form
The first thing a citizen should do to file a RTK (Right To Know) request is to complete
a RTK form: By Clicking Above Address your request to the Police
Chief, Roy D. Seiple - Open Records Officer. The form maybe downloaded,
printed, completed and mailed, faxed, emailed, or hand delivered to Colonial Regional Police Department. The form cannot be submitted via this website. WHAT
TO EXPECT FROM COLONIAL REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT Colonail Regional
Police Department has five (5) business days to respond in writing to: Deny
the request (citing the legal basis for denial/partial denial) Invoke a 30-day extension for certain reasons
HOW TO FILE A REQUEST
citizen can file a Right-To-Know request in four ways.
Fax (610) 861-4829
US Mail (248 Brodhead
Rd, Suite 1, Bethlehem, PA 18017)
HOW TO FILE AN APPEAL
You have a right to appeal this denial of information in writing to:
Terry Mutchler, Executive Director, Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone
Building, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Records of Colonial Regional Police Department, the appeal must be filed with the District Attorney of Northampton County.
If you choose to file an appeal you must do so within 15 business days of the mailing due
date of the agency's response, as outlined in Section 1101.
Please note that
a copy of your original Right-to-Know request and the denial letter must be included when filing an appeal. The law also requires
you state the reasons why the record is a public record and address
each of the reasons the Agency denies your request. visit the Office of Open Records
at http://openrecords.state.pa.us for further information on filing an appeal.
have further questions, please call Chief Roy D. Seiple, Open Records Officer.
be advised that this correspondence will serve to close this record with our office as permitted by law.
RIGHT TO KNOW APPEAL FORM
Pennsylvania’s New Right
to Know Law
Act 3 of 2008, as signed by
Gov. Edward G. Rendell on February 14, 2008
January 1, 2009 (Download: PDF Version : Text Version)
(Download: PDF Version)
Act (Download: PDF Version)
Be aware that the Office of Open Records has no jurisdiction over the Sunshine Act
or violations of the Sunshine Act. A copy of the Act is
provided here as a courtesy
it is a complementary law to the Right to Know Law.
They work together to provide for the transparency of Government.
history of the Right-to-Know Law (Download:
Department's Policy on Right to Know Requests