October 13, 2016

FOIA guide: Local law enforcement

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There are four departments that work to police the Champaign-Urbana community. When requesting information, it is often beneficial to get the same data from each department in order to get the full picture.

 Champaign County Sheriff’s Office (including jail)

FOIA Website: http://www.co.champaign.il.us/sheriff/FOIA.php

FOIA Officer:
Lt. Shane Cook
204 E Main St.
Urbana, IL 61801
SheriffFOIA@co.champaign.il.us
(217) 384-1204

Optional request form:
http://www.co.champaign.il.us/sheriff/PDF/Sheriff%20FOIA.pdf

Reporter’s notes:The Sheriff’s Office has a public documents landing page with daily arraignment information, a log of current inmates in, daily crime reports and other information.

 

Champaign Police

FOIA Officer:
82 E. University Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
FOIOPOLICE@ci.champaign.il.us
217-403-7000

Reporter’s notes:
Daily crime log
Annual reports

Optional request form:
http://ci.champaign.il.us/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/Fillable-FOIA-Forms-CPD1.pdf

University of Illinois Police

FOIA Officer:
Thomas Hardy
Executive Officer for University Relations
foia@uillinois.edu
(217) 333-6400

Reporter’s notes:
Daily crime log
Annual security and fire report
Year in review
A guide to the Clery Act

Urbana Police

FOIA Website: http://www.urbanaillinois.us/departments/city-clerks-office
FOIA Officer:
Phyllis Clark
City Clerk
400 South Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801
pdclark@urbanaillinois.us
(217) 384-2366

Optional request form:
http://www.urbanaillinois.us/forms/freedom-information-act-request-form

Reporter’s notes:
Daily Crime Log
Urbana maintains an Open Data Portal with quite a bit of police information, including incidents and arrests.

METCAD (911 dispatching)

FOIA Website: http://www.metcad911.org/public/index.php/foia-request

FOIA Officer:
FOIA METCAD
1905 E. Main St.
Urbana, Il 61802
(217) 333-4348
foiometcad@champaignil.gov

Optional request form:
http://ci.champaign.il.us/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/FOIA-Request-Form-metcad.pdf

Reporter’s notes:
The city of Champaign handles FOIA requests for METCAD.