Police Department Freedom of Information Request

A Brief History of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Freedom of Information Act - Act 442 of 1976

An ACT to provide for public access to certain public records of public bodies; to permit certain fees; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain public officers and public bodies; to provide remedies and penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts. For further information regarding this Freedom of Information Act, view the Freedom of Information Act on the Michigan Legislature website.

How to Get a Copy of a Police Report

If you wish to receive a copy of a police report, you must fill out the accompanying Freedom of Information Form, sign it, and turn it into the Marshall police Department. Once you have completed the form, you may scan it and email it to the Marshall Police Department.

If you prefer, you can bring the form to us in person or mail it via USPS to:
Marshall Police Department
323 W Michigan Avenue
Marshall, MI 49068

Once we receive the FOIA, provided the report is completed, we will, within five working days* of the receipt of the FOIA, provide you with the copy of the report at no charge.

However, if the copy of the report/incident is an open case, your VOIA will be denied pending closure of the case. Also, as the specifics in the link above will point out, all information pertaining to victims and juveniles will be redacted before you receive the report.

How to Get a Copy of an Accident Report

If you have been involved in a personal injury or property damage accident with a vehicle, visit the Crash Logic website to obtain a copy of your Accident Report.

Should you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to call 269-781-2596, prompt zero.

Notice Extending Time for Response to Request for a Public Record

Marshall Police Department - Michigan Freedom of Information Act

Notice Extending Time for Response to Request for a Public Record


This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated (date received).

The Marshall Police Department exercises its right under section 5(2)(d) of the FOIA to extend the time period for its response for not more than ten additional business days due to (insert reasons for extension).

The Marshall Police Department will respond to your request as soon as possible, but in any event no later than (state the date or 10 additional business days).

Sincerely yours,

Deputy Chief Scott McDonald
Marshall Police Department