PUBLIC RECORDS:

Massachusetts Public Records Law allows us 10 business days to respond to records requests. For complex requests the initial response may only be an estimate of fees required to process that request.  After payment is made it can take up to 10 more business days to provide the records for that request.

Press Logs & Daily Police Logs:

  • The majority of our calls for service do not require a written report and are documented with a simple entry in our Police logs. 

  • Our daily logs are public information (with legal exemptions). Press Logs are a slightly limited version of our police logs which are rapidly available.  These types of logs typically encompass the last 24-72 hours of police activity and may be reviewed at GPD twenty fours hours a day,  free of charge.  You can view the press logs  by coming to the station and requesting to view them.  Please allow our staff time to print the logs.

  • Press logs we make immediately available for public review must remain in the station at all times.

  • Full Police Daily Logs, or complex requests for multiple entries are subject to the ten business day work time allotted by Mass. Public Records Law and legal expemptions.

     
     
     

Obtaining a copy of a vehicle crash report:

You can get a free copy of all our accident reports by visiting:  www.crashdocs.org  

Please keep in mind, submissions to crashdocs is controlled by them therefore it may take several days before a report is available on their site.  In the case of an emergency, or when a report is needed sooner, please contact our Records Dept. 

GREENFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS RELEASE POLICY:

  • By law, we are allowed 10 business days to respond to your request. Records may not be immediately available.
  • All requests are subject to approval by the Chief of Police
  • GPD complies with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Public Records Law (M.G.L. c. 4, § 7)
  • Records may be requested in person, via USPS mail, or email (preferred). We are not required by law to fulfill telephone requests.
  • We release records considered public, while applying exemptions allowed by law to protect personal privacy and public safety therefore your request may be denied or some information may be redacted
    • Exempted material may include, but may not be limited to:
      • Cases under investigation
      • Criminal records protected by CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) statute
      • Cases involving juveniles (under age 18)
      • Information indicating the ownership or location of firearms
      • Information regarding an individual's health issues (HIPAA)
      • Confidential witness, victim, or informant data
      • Social Security numbers, dates of birth, phone numbers, etc. of involved parties
      • Information which could compromise public safety or effective law enforcement

Public Access 

  • Please email records requests to: police.records@greenfield-ma.gov
    or contact the following (in preferred order):

    Records Clerk:
    Gillian Halkett
    321 High St.
    Greenfield, Ma 01301
    (413) 773-5411 ext: 1321

    Court Records:
    Attorney Jeffrey Bengtson
    321 High St
    Greenfield, Ma 01301
    (413) 773-5411 ext: 1301

    Supervisor of Records:
    William R Gordon
    Deputy Chief of Police
    321 High St
    Greenfield, Ma 01301
    (413) 773-5411 ext 1313

    Records Access Officer:
    Robert H. Haigh Jr.
    Chief of Police
    321 High st.
    Greenfield, Ma 01301
    (413) 773-5411 ext 1304