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Dallas Township Compliment Procedures
Any Compliments concerning Dallas Township (POLICE) personnel can be sent directly to the Dallas Township Municipal Building. Please mark all correspondence to the attention of the Dallas Township Supervisors or Chief of Police Douglas Higgins.
The Dallas Township Police Department will thoroughly evaluate all reports of (OFFICER) misconduct. Anyone who files a complaint will be treated with fairness and respect.
Mail completed form to:
Dallas Township Police Department
Pennsylvania Right to Know Law
Public records will be available for inspection and copying at the Dallas Township Police Department during normal business hours. Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Requests shall be in writing and directed to the Chief of Police on a form provided by the Police Department and shall include the date of the request, the name of the requestor and a clear description of the records sought. Fees for the copies may be charged at the rate specified in DTPD G.O. 4.11.1
Please submit a completed Records Request form to the Dallas Township Police Open Records Officer:
PD Secretary Susan Maloney
Dallas Township Police Open Records Officer
Dallas Township Police Department
PO Box 518
Dallas, PA 18612
All appeals of Right to Know Law denials must be submitted in writing to:
District Attorney Appeals Officer
Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office
200 North River Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711
Additional information regarding the Right to Know Law and Records Requests may be obtained by contacting the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records as follows:
Pennsylvania Office of Open Records
Terry Mutchler, Executive Director
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Telephone: (717) 346-9903
Fax: (717) 425-5343
Under the Right-to-Know Law, investigative reports are exempted from the definition of a “public record,” therefore any such request will be denied. Criminal history information is not accessible under the Right-to-Know Law, but may be obtained through the submission of a Request for Criminal History, Form SP 4-164, which is available on the Pennsylvania State Police website (www.psp.state.pa.us). The DALLAS TOWNSHIP POLICE does not possess or retain investigative or administrative information for other state or local agencies, therefore such requests will be denied.
Uniform Crime Reporting
The Pennsylvania State Police gives the public instant access to its on-line PA Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) System. UCR data is used by police departments and municipal officials to measure trends to adjust crime-fighting efforts and resources. It has been recognized as an effective planning tool.
Police departments now enter their information directly over the Internet. This program makes this information not only more complete and accurate, but it may also encourage departments who did not participate in the past to begin filing crime statistics. The on-line statistics through this application are available as soon as the information is entered.
Citizens can go to the web site and view the latest information. The systems allows visitors to create their own queries and reports to access specific crime information by department, by municipality, by county, or statewide.
The public may instantly access Pennsylvania crime statistics on-line using the link below.
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