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Law Enforcement Records Tool Kit

MRSC created this series of webpages in partnership with the State Auditor’s Center for Government Innovation to help police and sheriff departments in Washington State manage their records and comply with disclosure and retention requirements under the Public Records Act and other statutes.


Police and sheriff departments, like all other units of local government, are subject to the Public Records Act and must disclose certain documents if requested. However, there are a number of special considerations that apply specifically to law enforcement agencies, as discussed in the links below:

Last Modified: February 23, 2024