Guidelines for Making a Public Record Request

The Department of Public Safety encourages you to use the form below to make a public records request (PRR) of the Department of Public Safety.  This helps to ensure the most expeditious and accurate response to your request. Otherwise, written requests may be delivered by hand, mail, email or fax (if available).  While requests for public records may be made orally in person to an RAO, such requests may not be the subject of an appeal.  Telephone requests may be accepted at the discretion of the RAO.

The Department of Public Safety has designated the following employee as the Primary Records Access Officer (RAO) who will assist requesters in fulfilling their requests.

Jean McCarthy 
Title:  Primary RAO
Business address:  One Ashburton Place, Suite 1301, Boston MA 02108
Business telephone number:  617 727 3200
Business email:   DPS.RAO@MassMail.State.ma.us

Only questions pertaining to the PRR process or a PRR status should be sent to the email account of the Primary RAO.

List of Links to Public Records of Frequent or Significant Interest

Notices of Open Meetings and Hearings
Minutes of Open Meetings and Hearings
Final Agency Opinions, Decisions, Orders or Votes
Annual Reports
Proposed Amendments to Regulations
Winning Bids for Public Contracts
Awards of Federal, State and Municipal Government Grants
Agency Budgets

Categories of Public Records

Below is a list of categories of public records maintained by the Department of Public Safety.  Please note this list is not exhaustive. These records may be subject to redaction if they contain information that may not be disclosed by law, is exempt under the public records law or is subject to other legally applicable privileges.

Administrative
    Policies
    Memoranda
Management
    Programs
    Training
    Projects
    Research
    Facilities & equipment
    Government relations
    Public relations
    Meetings
    Schedules & Calendars
    Correspondence
Regulatory
    History
    Development
    Review
    Filing
    Interpretations
Recruitment
    Directories
    Claims
Fiscal
    
Budgets
    Plans
    Accounting
    Requests
    Orders & Payments
    Audits
    Analysis & Review
    Filings
    Bids & Procurement
    Contracts
    Vendor relations
Legal
    Litigation
    Subpoenas
    Legislation
    Training
    Review
    Enforcement