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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The following are instructions on how to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Bureau County Sheriff's Office.

1. Please make your request for the records in writing. The Bureau County Sheriff's Office does not require the completion of a standard form for this purpose. You may submit your written request by mail, fax, or e-mail.

Please send your requests to:

Deputy Annette Bonnell, Sgt. Dexter Hansen or Lindsay Johnson
22 Park Ave W
Princeton IL 61356

You can also email your request to foia@bureaucountysheriff.org or civilprocess@bureaucountysheriff.org

2. Please be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking. Remember the Freedom of Information Act is designed to allow you to inspect or receive copies of records. It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions.

3. Please tell us whether you would like copies of the requested records, or whether you wish to examine records in person. You have the right for either option.

4. There is no fee up to 50 pages of standard paper copies. For pages beyond 50, there is a .15 cent per page charge.

5. You are permitted to ask for a waiver of copying fees. To do so, please include the following statement (or similar statement) in your written FOIA request: I request a waiver of all fees
with this request. In addition, you must include a specific explanation as to why your request for the information is in the public interest-not simply your personal interest-and merits a fee waiver.

6. Please include your name, preferred telephone number(s), mailing address, and, if you wish, your electronic mail address.

General information or documentation that is maintained by the Office of the Sheriff includes but is not limited to the following:

Arrest, Offense, Incident, Investigation, Public Service, Traffic Crash, Training, Payroll, Inmate/Detainee, Jail and Courthouse Building Maintenance, Service of Process.

Download the FOIA form as a PDF document.


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