Right to Know Act & Recordings by Law Enforcement Officers

PA Right to Know Act

Passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature, Act No 2008-3 became effective January 1, 2009, requireing the Township of Spring to establish written policies necessary to provide for access to public records of the Township.  All requests must be made in writing, verbally (in person or telephonically), or by facsimile. Jay Vaughan has been designated as the Township’s Open Records Officer.  Requests for access to public records shall be directed to Mr. Vaughan at the Township of Spring, 2850 Windmill Road, Sinking Spring, PA  19608; by phone to 610-678-5393; by facsimile to 610-678-4571; or by email to contact@springtwpberks.org.  When a request is received for access to public records, the Township will make a determination within five (5) business days of receipt of the request, to grant or deny the request.  The person or entity requesting the information will be promptly notified of the Township’s decision.  Township of Spring Resolution No. 2008-19 which provides the Township’s policies relative to access to public records is available in the Township Secretary’s office at the Municipal Building at 2850 Windmill Road, Sinking Spring, PA  19608.

Recordings by Law Enforcement Officers

Passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature, Act 22 of 2017, requires the Township of Spring Police Department to make audio and video recordings made by its officers available under the provisions outlined in Act.  All requests must be made within 60 days of the date when the recording was made.  Requests shall be made to the Open Records Officer, Mr. Jay Vaughn, at the Township of Spring Business Office.  Individuals who are interested in audio and video recordings are encouraged to review the attached SOP that explains in detail the process for making requests and the approval/denial process used.

Individuals who are interested in applying for public records or audio/video recordings made by law enforcement officers may use the Right to Know Request form located on this web page under the Forms header.

Attachments
PDF icon Right to Know Act & Recordings by Law Enforcement Officers SOP