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Freedom Of Information For Public Safety Records

Freedom of Information Request:

How do I request a public record?

Requesting a report under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) can be made through the mail, email, be faxed or requested in person. Details of the incident such as; names, dates, location of incident and incident number will be needed and helpful to identify the report.

As of October 2013, the Calhoun County Sheriff Office have been contracted to handle all police calls for service in the City of Springfield. Request for law enforcement incident reports may be made through the Springfield Department of Public Safety and will be forwarded to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office will handle your request per their FOIA Procedure and Guidelines.

NOTE: No request for public record will be processed from those who are serving a sentence of imprisonment.

Requests can be made directly to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office through their website at:

Request by email: Send email to

Request by mail: Send request to Springfield Department of Public Safety/Records, 601 Avenue A, Springfield MI 49037.

Request by fax: Fax request to (269) 969-2566.

Request in person: Visit the Springfield Department of Public Safety office, Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm. (Administration office is closed on Fridays).

What should I expect?

You will receive a response within five business days from the date our office received your request of one of the following:

  • Granting your request
  • Denying your request
  • Extending our response to your request for not more than 10 business days

Are there fees associated with obtaining a public record?

There may be fees associated with granting your request for a public record under FOIA.

Need more detail or information?

This is only a summary of the City of Springfield’s FOIA Procedure and Guidelines. For more details and information, copies of the City of Springfield’s FOIA Procedure and Guidelines are available at no charge at any City office.

Visit the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office website at for their FOIA Procedures.