How to Submit a Right to Know Law Request to the Butler Township Police

  • All Right to Know Law requests for records must be in writing. Each request must identify or describe the records sought with sufficient specificity to enable the Butler Township Police to ascertain which records are being requested. Each request must also provide a name and address to which the response will be directed.

  • Requests may be sent to the Butler Township Police via mail, fax, or in person during regular business hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays and official office closings). All requests must be addressed, as follows:

Butler Township Police
Right to Know Law Request
Attn: Chief of Police
415 West Butler Drive
Drums, PA   18222

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: (570) 788-5351

  • Investigative reports are not public information and therefore not accessible under the Right to Know Law.  Investigative reports may be available with a properly executed subpoena.
  • Criminal History Record Information is not obtainable under the Right to Know Law.
  • Should this request seek or may be construed to seek Butler Township Police records involving covert law enforcement investigations, including intelligence gathering and analysis, the Butler Township Police can neither confirm, nor deny the existence of such records without risk of compromising investigations and imperiling individuals. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, therefore, should the Butler Township Police response to this request be interpreted as indicating otherwise. Should such records exist, they are entirely exempt from public disclosure under the Right-to-Know Law, 65 P.S. §§ 67.101-67.3104, and the Criminal History Record Information Act, 18 Pa.C.S. §§ 9101-9183.
  • If a written request for records is granted, the following fees will be charged to the requestor:

    • $0.25 per page for duplication;
    • $2.00 per record certification;
    • Actual costs for postage, facsimile or other media, and for duplication of specialized records
      (except that postage fees will be waived for postage that is under $1.00);

             • Fees will be waived for duplication that is under $5.00;

Right to Know Law fees for duplication are established by the Office of Open Records, as posted on its web site at www.openrecords.state.pa.us.  As expressly provided by 65 P.S. §67.1307(g), the agency is authorized to charge requesters reasonable fees for necessarily incurred costs.  The Butler Township Police will determine and charge such fees on a case by case basis.  Answers to fee-related questions may be obtained by calling (570) 788-4111.                

  • Requesters must pay all applicable Right to Know Law request fees before access to requested records is provided. Should the Butler Township Police determine that applicable fees are projected to exceed $100.00, the requester will be required to prepay the fees before the request is processed. All fees must be paid by certified check, bank check, or money order made payable to the “Butler Township Supervisors.”
  • Please click on the links below to download your Right to Know Law request forms:

pdfButler Township Police Right to Know Law Request form (PDF)

pdfRight to Know Law (PDF)