Police Reports/Right To Know Crash Reports

ACCIDENT/CRASH REPORTS

Accident or Crash Reports are not available immediately and can take up to 15 days to be completed. We recommend contacting your insurance agency first as they will under most circumstances obtain a copy on your behalf at no charge.

Payment in the amount of $15.00 in the form of a check or money order, made payable to Sandy Township, must accompany the Accident Report Request Form.

Please note that Accident Reports are only completed for Reportable Accidents. Requests for Accidents determined to be Non-Reportable will be fulfilled by providing a copy of the Police Incident Report if available.

Accident Reports can be obtained through the mail by sending the completed Accident request form, payment, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the following address:

Sandy Township Police Department
Attn: Records
1094 Chestnut Avenue
DuBois PA 15801

Reports can also be obtained in person at the Police Department Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:00pm.

Please allow 2 business days for all requests to be processed.

To check the status of a report, obtain a Crash/Incident Report Number, or for other questions call the Police Department at 814-371-4220.

INCIDENT REPORTS/RIGHT TO KNOW REQUEST

OBTAINING A COPY OF A POLICE INCIDENT REPORT

Sandy Township is fully compliant with Act 3 of 2008, the Pennsylvania Right-To-Know Law, as may be amended; to provide access to public records of Sandy Township, to preserve the integrity of Sandy Township’s records, and to minimize the financial impact to residents regarding the resources used in the receipt and processing of public record requests and the retrieval of copying of public records.

PROCESS TO REQUEST AN INCIDENT REPORT/OPEN RECORD

If you would like to make a request for a copy of an Open Record follow these steps:

  1. Complete the required Right to Know Request Form.
  2. You then can email, fax or or mail to the Right to Know Officer:

For Police Department Specific Requests:
Sharon Folmar
Police Administrative Assistant
Email: sfolmar@sandytownshippolice.org.
Fax: 814-371-2573

Sandy Township Right To Know Officer
Shawn Arbaugh
Right to Know Officer
814-371-4220
Email: sarbaugh@sandytownship.net

Sandy Township
Attn:  Shawn Arbaugh, Right to Know Officer
1094 Chestnut Ave.
P.O. Box 267
DuBois, PA 15801

Upon receipt of a request, the Right to Know Officer will:

  1. Note the date of receipt on the written request.
  2. Compute the day on which the five-day period will expire and make a notation of that date on the written request.
  3. Maintain an electronic or paper copy of a written request, including all documents submitted with the request until the request has been fulfilled. If the request is denied, the written request shall be maintained for 30 days or, if an appeal is filed, until a final determination is issued or the appeal is deemed denied.

Appeals

For more information on certain Law Enforcement Exceptions to the Right-to-Know Law and what is required to a appear a decision to deny a record, visit the Pennsylvania’s Office of Open records website.

https://openrecordspennsylvania.com/

Appeals to requests for criminal police records should be made to:

Clearfield County District Attorneys Office

Ryan Sayers, District Attorney
Courthouse, 230 E. Market St.# 210
Clearfield PA 16830.

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