Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the COPS Office has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission as effectively and efficiently as possible while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff. As a result, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your FOIA request. We will be able to acknowledge requests made electronically more quickly than by mail. You may reach out to our FOIA Requester Service Center and FOIA Public Liaison if you have any questions about your request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
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
Nicole Lee Government Information Specialist U.S Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Two Constitution Square 145 N Street, NE Washington, DC 20530 (202) 451-7526 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Closed FOIA Request Logs
Below you can view COPS Office closed FOIA requests for fiscal year 2016 by quarter: