Whitney Police Open Records

The Public Information Act gives the public the right to request access to government information.

NO records will be released regarding open or pending criminal investigations.


Making a Request- The Act is triggered when a person submits a written request to a governmental body. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.

Charges to the Requestor- A person may ask to view the information, get copies of the information, or both. If a request is for copies of information, the governmental body may charge for the copies. If a request is only for an opportunity to inspect information, then usually the governmental body may not impose a charge on the requestor. However, under certain limited circumstances a governmental body may impose a charge for access to information.

Exceptions to the Act- Although the Act makes most government information available to the public, some exceptions exist. If an exception might apply and the governmental body wishes to withhold the information, the governmental body generally must, within ten business days of receiving the open records request, refer the matter to the OAG for a ruling on whether an exception applies. If the OAG rules that an exception applies, the governmental body will not release the information. 

The City of Whitney reserves the right to:

Request and receive clarification of vague or overly broad requests

Request an OAG ruling regarding whether any information may or must be withheld

Receive timely payment for all copy charges or other charges

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Whitney Police Department

102 N Colorado, Whitney, TX 76692, US

(254) 694-2638



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