The Massachusetts Public Records Law (Law), found at Chapter 66, Section 10 of the Massachusetts General Laws, applies to records made or received by a Massachusetts agency or municipality. Unless the requested records fall under an exemption to the Law, the responsive documents must be made available to a requester. On June 3, 2016, Governor Baker signed An Act to Improve Public Records into law. The updated Public Records Law took effect January 1, 2017.
Under the updated law, residents must obtain police reports by requesting one from a public records officer assigned to the police department. The Blackstone Police Department’s Records Access Official is Chief Gregory Gilmore. Click here to view the complete updated public records law.
To obtain a copy of a police report, please contact the Blackstone Police Department at 508-883-1212 or fill out the Public Record Request Form.