The open records officer, Township Manager Christopher Christman, has designated Chief of Police Lawrence Palmer to assure compliance and disseminate POLICE records to the public.
Police Records may be requested by completing a Right to Know request form. Address the request to Chief Lawrence Palmer. The form may be downloaded, printed, completed, and mailed, faxed, emailed or hand delivered to the Palmer Township Police Department. The form cannot be submitted via this website.
US Mail: 5 Weller Place, Palmer, PA 18045
Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand delivered Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Upon receipt, The Palmer Township Police Department has five (5) business days to respond in writing to:
1. Grant the request
2. Deny the request citing basis for denial per GO 4-11, section 4.11.1, subsection J.
3. Invoke a thirty (30) day extension for certain reasons
If the Palmer Township Police Department denies a record, or a portion of the record relating to access to criminal investigative records an appeal may be filed with the:
Northampton County District Attorney Office
Attn: Open Records Office
669 Washington Street
Easton, Pa. 18042
If the Palmer Township Police Department denies a record, or a portion of the record relating to access to non-investigative records an appeal may be filed with the:
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, Pa 17120-0225
All appeals must be in writing and may be submitted using the appeals form.
Access the Right To Know Law Appeal Denial Or Partial Denial form by clicking here. This form can be filled out on line and submitted to the Office of Open Records.
Palmer Township Police Department General Order 4-11 Pennsylvania Right to Know
Click here to review the Right to Know Policy developed by the Palmer Township Police Department.
Information on the Palmer Township web site is provided as a service to the community. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this site, the official documentation is maintained
by and is available from the Township Office. Copyright 2013 Palmer Township, PA. All rights reserved.