Freedom of Information

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The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act was enacted on January 1, 1991.  The purpose of the Act is two-fold:

  • To provide the right of access to information under the control of the police in accordance with the principles that information should be available to the public, exemptions from this right of access should be limited and specific and decisions on disclosure should be reviewed independently of the institution controlling the information
  • To protect the privacy of individuals

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act also enables individuals to correct personal information or attach a statement of disagreement to a record held by the police.  Should you wish to exercise this right, please contact the Orangeville Police Service Freedom of Information Coordinator for further assistance.

The Act also allows individuals to make privacy complaints should they believe a member of a police service has violated their privacy rights.  Contact the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s office at 416-326-3333 or 1-800-387-0073 or TTY 416-325-7539 regarding the complaint procedure.

Click here to download the Orangeville Police Service Information Access/Correction Request Form.  Payment may be made in person by Debit, Visa, MasterCard or cash.  Payment may be made in the mail by cheque or money order payable to the Orangeville Police Service.  Photo identification must also be provided at the time of the request.

All requests for information via mail should be directed to: Orangeville Police Service Freedom of Information Coordinator. Lawyers and insurance companies should submit their client’s/insured’s authorization with their application and payment. Once the application and payment have been received, applicants will be notified regarding disclosure within 30 days.

Requests may be made in person by attending the Records Department located at the Orangeville Police Service or via mail.  All requests must be in writing, either by application form or by letter, and accompanied by a $5.00 application fee.

To make a request via mail, please print out and complete the form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my name as the requester be disclosed? Your name will only be disclosed if you give permission for disclosure.

Is it possible to get only my own information in a police report? The application form asks if you want the police to contact any other involved parties in a report. If you indicate “no”, only your own personal information will be released.

I can’t recall the exact details of the information that I’m looking for. Can I still make a request? Provide as much detail as you can on the application form and we will search for the records accordingly. You may be contacted for further details/clarification in order to assist with the search.

Are there additional fees? There may be additional fees. If you are asking for your own personal information, there may be photocopying fees. If you are requesting general information, there may also be search, preparation and shipping fees.

If you require further information or assistance, please contact: [email protected] or call Melody Greenley @ 519-941-2522 ext. 2241.

For further assistance regarding freedom of information see the following links provided:

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Government of Ontario