Access to Information

As a precautionary measure during the COVID-19 outbreak, all in-person customer service is closed until further notice.  You may continue to submit Access Requests by mail to:  PO Box 3070, 200 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge, Ontario, N3H 5M1.  If you have any questions, please contact 519-570-9777 ext. 8262.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) individuals can request access to any record held by government institutions, including a local police service. Requests for copies of records that already exist within the files of this police service are made through the Access to Information Unit.

All requests made through this Unit are responded to in accordance with MFIPPA.  Under this legislation, you have access to your own personal information.  If you are seeking the personal information of someone else, written consent will be required (please see form below). 

If you have any questions regarding making a request, you may contact the Access to Information office by phone at 519-650-8514 or by email at foi@wrps.on.ca.

For more information, check our Frequently Asked Questions link above.

Access/Correction Request Form

To be completed by persons requesting access to information (eg: Request for Police Reports) and/or requesting a correction to their own information. Access/Correction Request Form.

Consent to Disclose Personal Information

To be completed by persons consenting to release of their personal information to the requestor.  This form allows individuals to authorize Waterloo Regional Police Service to release their information to a named party or business and can be utilized by Insurance Companies, Law Firms, and individuals.  Consent to Disclose Personal Information Form.

Public Information Index / Directory of Records

The purpose of the Public Information Index / Directory of Records is to assist members of the public in exercising their rights of access under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act by listing and describing records in the custody or control of the institution.   

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