Public Records

Access to information concerning the conduct of the peoples business is a right of every person in the state. Records of The Put-in-Bay Police Department are not exempt from disclosure under the law and are available for inspection and copying in accordance with the Ohio Public records act. Request for records may be made on Mon thru Fri from 8am-4pm to:

Put-in-Bay Police Department
P.O. Box 258
Put-in-Bay OH 43456
(419) 285-4121
dondress@pibpolice.com

You may view the records you have requested during business hours, of this office (M-F from 8am-4pm). If you wish to view public records of our office, we will promptly make them available to you. If you wish to receive copies of records, we will provide them within a reasonable period of time. “Prompt” and “reasonable” take into account the volume of records requested; the proximity of the location where the records are stored, and the necessity for any legal review of the records requested.

Once we have received your request, we will provide our response or acknowledge your request and provide you with: an estimate of when you should expect our response, and estimated cost if copies have been requested, and the items (if any) that we expect may be exempt from disclosure. If at any time prior to completing our response, we believe our response will take longer than initially estimated (because of the volume of records requested, the proximity of location where records are stored: or the complexity of the legal review); we will inform you of this change.

IT IS WITHIN YOUR RIGHTS NOT TO:
Disclose your identity to the Put-in-Bay Police Department
when you request records
Provide our office with a written request; and
Provide a reason why you have requested these records

If any portion of your request for records must be denied because the records are exempt from disclosure under the law, we will inform you which records you have requested are not public by clearly marking the portion “redacted” or we will explain which portions of the record(s) have been redacted. In addition we will provide you with the legal authority upon which we have relied

Please note that if we have denied your request because it is overbroad, ambiguous, or doesn’t reasonably identify our records, we will provide you with information about how our records are maintained and if you wish, you may revise your request for records. A fee for copies of public records may be charged which covers the direct cost of duplications incurred by the Put-in-Bay police department: currently the fee is $.10 per page and $1.00 per CD-ROM. In addition, actual cost of postage or other delivery may be charged. We may require payment of these fees prior to processing you request.

Useful Links

PIBPD Records retentions schedule

PIBPD Written Records Policy

Ohio Sunshine Laws Manual