Requests for records pursuant to the N.Y. Public Officers Law §§ 87 and 89, also referred to as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), must contain a description of the records that is sufficiently detailed to enable a search to be conducted. The description of records should include any known information, such as: type of report, identifying number of report, date of report, precinct of report, location of occurrence described in the report, etc. If arrest records are sought, please include the complete arrest number or name, date of birth, NYSID of the person arrested, and the date and precinct of arrest. If records are disclosed, the requester will be responsible for statutory copying fees.
To make a FOIL request, please complete the FOIL request application with the appropriate identifying information for the records that you are seeking. Completed forms can be emailed to FOIL@nypd.org or mailed to:
Records Access Officer
One Police Plaza, Room 110-C
FOIL Unit - Legal Bureau
New York, NY 10038