Records Requests & FOIA

Reports taken by the Ionia Department of Public Safety are available under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). There are some exceptions that make reports not available.

To make a FOIA records request online, use our form - Request for Examination or Copy of Public Records. After filling out the form, click on Submit and the form will send directly to the Public Safety Department. A copy of the form data will also be sent to the requestor by email.

There could be a fee involved with obtaining reports and this is dependent upon the number of reports requested or the amount of pages and photographs included with the report. Upon completion of the FOIA request, you will be notified if the report is available and if so, the fee amount. The reports will then be available to be picked up at the front desk of the department between 8 am to noon or 1 to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. It is helpful if you know the specific date to assist in processing the request.