Freedom of Information

Information & Privacy Section

As part of the Support Services Division, the Information and Privacy Section’s mandate is to ensure the Abbotsford Police Department’s compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other statutes.

The Act provides two basic rights for members of the public:

• the right to access information in government records
• the right to have personal information protected from unauthorized collection, use and disclosure

How to make a Freedom of Information Request

For businesses please make your request to access information under the Act on company letterhead and include signed authorization/consent from your client.

For publicly available information you will not be required to provide proof of identity.

For members of the public a request to access information under the Act must be made in writing and include a photocopy or scanned copy of government issued photo ID.

You may use a Request for Access to Records Form by clicking here or a signed letter using one of the following methods:

In Person (please check our website for public service counter hours);
Abbotsford Police Department
2838 Justice Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 3P5

In Writing;
Information & Privacy Section
Abbotsford Police Department
2838 Justice Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 3P5

By Fax;
Information and Privacy Section at 604-859-4812.

By Email;
[email protected]

Please make your request as specific as possible. If available, please provide police file number, exact date, address and if known names or numbers of the officers involved. This will assist us in conducting an accurate search for the requested information. Under the Act public bodies have 30 business days to respond to your request and in certain circumstances a 30 day extension may apply.

Information That Will Not Be Provided
If the record you request contains personal information about someone else access to that information will not be granted without written consent by the individual or a Court Order.

The Act contains other exemptions that may have to be considered depending on the nature of the request.

The Act provides individuals with access to their own personal information free of charge. Access to other information may be subject to a fee.