FOIA

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

cops.foia@usdoj.gov

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.

Grant Announcements, Grants Awarded by State and Specific Grant Program Information

COPS Office Publications