New York State Public Officers Law, Article 6 Section 84:
"The legislature hereby finds that a free society is maintained when government is responsive and responsible to the public, and the public is aware of governmental actions."
The St. Johnsville Police Department and Village of St. Johnsville has established a procedure to comply with this legislation. To request specific, detailed information and departmental records, you must submit a FOIL Request form. The only departmental records that will be provided upon request directly from the St. Johnsville Police Department will be to crime victims, parties involved in a motor vehicle accident - MVA-104a, and victims of domestic violence - DIR reports. All other requests must be directed to the Village Clerk.
Please note: Under NYS law, these departments have 5 business days to respond to the request. Please plan accordingly if records are required for a court appearance, etc. If there are issues of privacy or confidentialilty, your request may be denied. Also, please be aware that if your request requires that a large amount of paperwork be copied, you may be charged a fee.