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Freedom of Information Requests

Requests to access records under the act must be made in writing

If you would like to make a request for records, please complete the Transit Police FOI Request Form and send it to:

Information Access & Privacy Unit
Metro Vancouver Transit Police
Suite 300-287 Nelson’s Court
New Westminster, BC, V3L 0E7

Requests also may be emailed to informationaccess@transitpolice.bc.ca.

Requests for Information

The Information Access & Privacy unit manages Freedom of Information Requests; Police Report Requests and Requests for Destruction of Fingerprints.

Application Fees

There are no application fees or processing fees for personal FOI requests.

A non-refundable application fee of $10 is required for all General FOI requests. Your request will not be processed until payment is received.

Payment options:

  • Cheque or Money Order: please indicate the file number on the back of your cheque or money order.  Forward your payment to #300-287 Nelson’s Court, New Westminster, BC V3L 0E7

  • Credit or Debit card: an email will be forwarded to you with details to pay online

Processing fees may be charged for:

Please note that additional processing fees may apply to General FOI requests, depending on the size and complexity of the request description. Section 75 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act outlines the processing fees that can be charged for non-personal FOI requests for the following tasks or services:

  • locating, retrieving and producing the record;

  • preparing the record for disclosure;

  • shipping and handling the record;

  • providing a copy of the record.

There are no processing fees charged for:

  • the first three hours spent locating and retrieving a record; or

  • time spent severing (removing) information from a record.

Identity Verification

If you are requesting records containing information about yourself, you will be asked to produce government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport. This can be done either when you submit your request or when you pick up the response. You may also mail a copy of your identification as an attachment to your request.  You may fax a copy as well.

Please note: Records will not be sent until a copy of your identification has been received.

Restrictions to Requests and Records

In the event that your request contains personal information about someone else and compromises said person’s privacy, the Transit Police is not required to complete the request and can delete that information from the record.

If the record that you request contains sensitive information that would be harmful to a law enforcement matter if released, we are not required to provide that part of the requested record.

For more information about the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and related statutes, please visit the Information & Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia.

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