Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

It is the public policy of this state that all persons, except those persons incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities, are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees, consistent with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 1976 PA 442. The people shall be informed so that they may fully participate in the democratic process.

Michigan's FOIA provides that persons can receive copies or make inspections of most public records upon written request. The person must sufficiently describe the records he or she seeks. The public body may charge a fee to cover the cost of complying with a person's FOIA request.

View the Michigan Department of State Police FOIA Procedures and Guidelines.

View the Michigan Department of State Police FOIA Written Public Summary.

View information on the Michigan Department of State Police Transparency Liaison.