Thank you for your interest in obtaining a record from the Abington Police Department
We follow the guidelines set forth in the Massachusetts Public Records Law https://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prepdf/guide.pdf in regards to releasing reports. Please understand that we make every effort to fill your request but a limited number of records remain private and we are unable to release them due to specific privacy regulations. There are also times when a report can be released, but only after the protected information has been redacted. So if you notice black marks on the record you requested, it is because that information is not considered public record and therefore not releasable. If for some reason we can’t release a record that you’re looking for you will be notified by our records clerk as to why the request was denied.
Large records requests, or labor intensive requests, may be charged additional fees for search and segregations as well as materials. If your request falls in this category, the records clerk will contact you and let you know the approximate cost before the request is processed. Payment will be due prior to us starting the project.
When requesting records we ask that you please fill out the request and allow up to 10 business days for processing. Please make sure you fill in the requested information completely, with as much information as possible so that we may locate your record. *Incomplete forms will not be processed.
For a fee, you may request a copy of an ACCIDENT REPORT at www.getcrashreports.com
Records Department Contact Information:
Records Department Clerk – JoAnn Gillis
Hours 8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday
781-878-3232 x 5303
Records Access Officer - Meaghan Geraghty
781-878-3232 x 5304
If you do not receive a satisfactory response to your records request, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Records. See the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Public Records Division's website, Appealing a denial of access to Public Records in Massachusetts for more information. you may also seek judicial review by commencing in a civil action in Superior Court under G.L. C.66, sect:10A (c ).
For additional information about making a request or filing an appeal, see 950 CMR 32.08 ( 1 ) or refer to the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Public Records publication, A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law ( PDF )