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Open Records

Under the Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. §50-18-70 to §50-18-77), all public records are available for personal inspection and copying, except those which by order of a court of this state or by law are specifically exempted from disclosure.

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §50-18-71(b)(2), the Open Records Coordinator for the Smyrna Police Department is Sarah Cramer. All requests for Open Records should be made in writing to the Open Records Coordinator. Information relating to the request will be made available within three (3) business days as permissible and applicable by law after it has been received by the Open Records Coordinator. If the production of information requested is not possible within the three days, the Open Records Coordinator will send correspondence with that information and a timeframe for when records will be available.

If you submit your request in person or by US Mail, please provide us with your mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

Please note, for any active cases, only the initial incident report will be available per O.C.G.A. §50-18-72(a)(4). If you are representing an involved party on the day of court, you will need to file a motion for Discovery through the appropriate court system.

All documents released will be reviewed and redacted per the exceptions listed in the Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. §50-18-72. Any applicable fees that are issued for requests can be paid by check or via telephone by contacting the Records Division at: 770-434-9481.

To learn more about Georgia’s Open Records Act, please click here.

If another law applies to exemption of certain records outside of those listed in the Open Records Act, you will be advised of the specific code section when a response is sent.

This office operates under the Office of Professional Standards, headed by Lt. Mark Binicewicz.

 

Contact the Open Records Coordinator:

Vernell Scott

Phone: 678-631-5097

Fax: 678-631-5216

E-mail: vscott@smyrnaga.gov

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm

 

* The Smyrna Police Department does not provide records relating to calls for service from the Smyrna Fire Department or Court Services records, such as citations and dispositions. Please visit https://www.smyrnacity.com/your-government/city-clerk-court/open-records to learn how to submit a request for these records.