Freedom of Information

Individuals wishing to request information under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act must do so by submitting a written request.

All requests must include:

  • requestor's name 
  • full address
  • date of birth 
  • telephone number 
  • identify the specific records requested or provide sufficient details to enable an employee to identify the record(s) 
  • $5.00 application fee

Send or deliver requests to:

North Bay Police Service
135 Princess Street West
P.O. Box 717
North Bay, ON P1B 8J8

Attention: Freedom of Information Coordinator

Please note a $5.00 application fee (cash, cheque or money order) must accompany all requests. The processing of this request will not begin until this fee has been received. In addition to the application fee, there is a legislated fee schedule for the processing of access requests, which include photocopying, searching, and preparing records.

Information collection, use and release policies employed by the Police Service provide open disclosure while protecting individuals against the unjustified invasion of their personal privacy. Designated individuals within the organization employ formal procedures to ensure disclosure made in the normal course of business complies with Police Services Board policy and the Act.

NOTE: Information that is available through the Request a Report Procedures is not subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Related to Police Service Records:

Information collection, use, and release policies employed by the Police Service provide open disclosure while protecting individuals against the unjustified invasion of their personal privacy. Designated personnel within the organization employ formal procedures to ensure disclosure made in the normal course of business complies with Police Services Board policy and the Act. Formal requests under the Act are directed to the Freedom of Information Coordinator for appropriate disposition. Service records are securely stored and access is restricted to provide the level of confidentiality required.

Questions regarding regular business disclosure of records may be directed to the Office Manager. Formal requests and any inquiries regarding the provisions of the legislation as it relates to North Bay Police records should be directed to the Service Freedom of Information Coordinator. (See Contacts.)