Freedom of Information Request for Sheriff
GRUNDY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Purpose / About:
The Office of the Grundy County Sheriff is established by the Illinois Constitution and the laws of the State of Illinois in order to provide law enforcement functions within Grundy County. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) is responsible for the care and custody of prisoners held in confinement within Grundy County. The GCSO is also responsible for the security of the courts and such enforcement actions and official service of civil process as may be required by those courts. The GCSO is responsible for the transportation and return of prisoners who are extradited from other states and of those within the State of Illinois. Additionally, GCSO is also responsible for maintenance and order and the delivery of law enforcement services to the citizens of Grundy County, Illinois.
Freedom of Information (FOIA) Requests
The people of the State of Illinois have a right to full disclosure of information relating to decisions, policies, procedures, rules, standards, and other aspects of government activity that affect the conduct of government and the lives of any or all of the people.
Requests for inspection or copies of records for the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office shall be received in writing and directed to the Freedom of Information Officer or his or her designee, except in those instances when records are to be furnished immediately. (GCSO) Freedom of Information Officer(s) are appointed by the Sheriff of Grundy County and are listed below:
- Tanya Paquette
- Sheriff Ken Briley
Written FOIA requests may be made in writing to:
Grundy County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: FOIA Officer
111 East Illinois Avenue
Morris, Illinois 60450
- CD Format (Audio) $0.50
- DVD Format (Video) $0.50
Authority to charge fees:
Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, Section 6, when a person requests a copy of a record maintained in electronic format, the public body shall furnish it in electronic format specified by the requestor, if feasible. If it is not feasible to the furnish the public records in the specified electronic format, then the public body (GCSO) shall furnish it in the format in which it is maintained by the public body, or in paper format at the option of the requestor. A public body (GCSO) may charge the requestor for the actual cost of purchasing the recording medium, whether disk, diskette, tape or other medium. A public body (GCSO) may not charge the requestor for the costs of any search for and review of the records or other personnel costs associated with reproducing the records.
Pursuant to Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 625 ILCS 5/11-416, the following fees apply to all Traffic Crash reports investigated by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office:
- Traffic Crash Reports $5
- Traffic Crash Reports with Reconstruction $20
Except when a fee is otherwise fixed by statute, each public body (GCSO) may charge fees reasonably calculated to reimburse its actual cost and certifying public records and for the use, by any person, of the equipment of the public body to copy records.
No fees shall be charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies requested by a requestor. The fee for black and white, letter or legal sized copies shall not exceed 15 cents per page. The cost for certifying a record shall not exceed $1