HOW DO I REQUEST RECORDS FROM THE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY?
Alaska law requires state and local agencies to make public records available, in the format in which the agency maintains or disseminates the records, for inspection by the public; public information requests are subject to certain exceptions and reasonable fees.
See: AS 40.25.110; AS 40.25.115; AS 40.25.120. See also 2 AAC 96.200. Public information principles
The following is how to request public information from the Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Please note that completing this request is specific only to DPS.
Step 1: Get the Request for Public Information form
Click this link Request For Public Information
State and Law Enforcement Agency Records Requests
If you represent another State agency or Law Enforcement agency and are requesting records, you will also need to complete the online form listed in Step 1, identifying yourself as State / Local / Federal requestor in the “the requestor is a(n)?” field. Completing this form ensures your request is tracked and routed to the appropriate unit for processing. Upon review of the request, it is the understanding of the department, that certain records will be provided per the normal dissemination process to the identified requesting agency.
Statistical Data Requests
The agency is not required, under (2 AAC 96.210(b)&(c)), to compile or summarize records or to manipulate data to create new records. If the agency does decide to fulfill a request and manipulate or compile data, or create new records, the agency is not required to meet the deadline of 10 business days.
Step 2: Complete the form
Complete the information request form—be sure to include enough detail to allow the assigned employee to locate the specific records being requested.
Step 3: Submit the form
After completing the form, click on “Submit” to electronically submit your request. An automated notice will be sent to the e-mail you provided and will contain the Request Number assigned to your request.
Step 4: Costs for Public Records
Should your public information request incur a charge; you will be contacted prior to the request being processed.
For questions please e-mail email@example.com.