Freedom of Information Act Request
On February 14,1967, Arkansas adopted one of the strongest and most comprehensive Freedom of Information Acts in the nation. It gives our citizens an opportunity to look at a broad array of information at every level of government and to observe the actions of our government leaders. It also promotes and protects the rights of individuals to attend the meetings of policy-making, tax-supported bodies.
There is information about the Arkansas FOIA laws on the Arkansas Attorney General's web-page. https://arkansasag.gov/media-center/consumer-alerts/what-you-need-to-know-about-foia/
Making a FOIA Request
FOIA forms may be filled out online or paper copies may be printed, filled out, and delivered to the Fayetteville Police Department. See links below for available request forms. Requests for 9-1-1 audio recordings must be filled out and turned in by email, fax, mail, or in person.
The Fayetteville Police Department accepts FOIA requests on a daily basis and is always willing to assist citizens in obtaining information. Most records requested by FOIA requests are granted and sent back to the requester. However, some records, such as open case files or cases awaiting judication, are not released as they are no longer under the jurisdiction of the Fayetteville Police Department.
If you have any questions about FOIA, please feel free to call us at 479-587-3565.
Online FOIA Request for Reports, Dash Cam, and/or Body Cam
FOIA requests can be made online or by downloading and filling out a printable form:
PDF Fill and Print FOIA Request Form . This form can be printed/saved and sent via the following methods.
- Email - policefoia@Fayetteville-ar.gov
- Mail - 100 W. Rock Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701
PDF Fill and Print request form for 9-1-1 audio recordings - Submit via below options
- Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail - 123 N. College Ave. Fayetteville AR 72701
- Fax- 479-973-8726