Pennsylvania codified a citizen’s right to access government records in Act 3 of 2008, called the Right to Know (RTK) Law. This law also established the state Office of Open Records. The law governs the release of records, not answering questions. A record is defined as “any information regardless of its physical form or character that documents a transaction or activity of an agency and is created, received, or retained pursuant to law or in connection with a transaction, business or activity of an agency.”
North Middleton Township provides open access to the public records of the Township in accordance with the Right to Know law. The Open Records Officer for the Township is John Epley, North Middleton Township Manager, 2051 Spring Rd. Carlisle, Pa 17013 The North Middleton Township Police Department instituted Policy 803 to establish procedures for complying with the act. Citizen’s need only complete a Right to Know Request to receive a public record. A request may be made in person or by mail, email, or fax. There is no limit on requests.
Please Note: Right To Know Request Appeals regarding open records decisions for Police investigations can be made to the Cumberland County District Attorney or by calling 717-240-6210 Appeals for non investigative reports can be made in writing to Liz Wagen-Seller, Executive Director, Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, Pa 17120