The Freedom of Information Act allows five business days (not including the day of receipt of the request) to respond. Responses to FOIA requests may be emailed to you upon request. Otherwise, you will be notified by the Rock Island Police Department or the Office of the City Clerk when the information is ready. You will be instructed where and how to pick up your FOIA response.
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Requests for records from the Police Department must be submitted in writing, by email, mail or any other means to the Rock Island Police Department, 1212 5th Avenue, Rock Island IL 61201. All other requests for information/records must be submitted in writing, by email, mail or any other means to the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201. For convenience, a Freedom of Information request form is available on this website, but it is not required. Please include your name, address, and phone number on your request, and the information/records that you are requesting.
No fee will be assessed for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies. A fee of 15 cents is charged for any additional pages, color copies, and abnormal size copies. There is a fee of $1 for information placed on a CD or DVD. There is a charge for information placed on a flash drive. Illinois Crash Reports carry a fee of $5.00.