Windsor Police Reject Freedom of Information Request

The Office of the Chief of Police Windsor has rejected a Municipal Freedom of Information Request for general records related to policing costs and service for the Town of Amherstburg.

There was no letter, just a Notice of Application Fee that highlighted, “Attach a copy of two pieces of identification.” The cheque with the appropriate fee was returned.

All the requirements of the provincial legislation were met:

Access Procedure Request

(1) A person seeking access to a record shall,

(a) make a request in writing to the institution that the person believes has custody or control of the record, and specify that the request is being made under this Act;

(b) provide sufficient detail to enable an experienced employee of the institution, upon a reasonable effort, to identify the record; and

(c) at the time of making the request, pay the fee prescribed by the regulations for that purpose.  1996, c. 1, Sched. K, s. 14; 2017, c. 2, Sched. 12, s. 6 (1).

An Appeal will be filed since provincial legislation allows institutions to request verification of identification for requests for personal information.