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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires that the COPS Office provide its records to anyone who requests them in writing and who includes a reasonable description of the records being requested. Certain records may be exempt from disclosure under FOIA. To obtain information on how to make a FOIA request, review the FOIA Fact Sheet.

If you are looking for information about the U.S. Department of Justice not related to the COPS Office or community policing, please refer to the DOJ FOIA Reference Guide or the DOJ FOIA web page to direct your request to the appropriate office.

COPS Office FOIA Contact 
Melissa FieriFetrow, Legal Division 
145 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 514-1873

FOIA Requester Service Center: 202-514-1873
FOIA Public Liaison: Melissa Fieri-Fetrow, 202-514-1873


Conventional FOIA Library
The COPS Office does not maintain a conventional FOIA library at this time.

Electronic FOIA Library
The COPS Office electronic FOIA library contains materials posted to this website and specifically identified by the EFOIA (5 USC 552) Amendments of 1996. If you are unable to access our electronic FOIA library, you can schedule an appointment with the COPS Office FOIA/PA officer so you can use our computer set up for electronic viewing of information contained on this website. Additional information about the COPS Office is available from the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770.

Frequently Requested Records
Please visit the links below to view frequently requested grant related material.

COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP)
• Grant Announcements, Grants Awarded by State and Specific Grant Program Information:
2014 Grant Announcements and Award Information
2013 Grant Announcements and Award Information
2012 Grant Announcements and Award Information
2011 Grant Announcements and Award Information
2010 Grant Announcements and Award Information
2009 Grant Announcements and Award Information
COPS Office Publications