Mesa Police Department will now be able to process records requests, take payments and release requested information completely online. The new digital records system, GOV Q/A, officially launched today.
In compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, public records are available to anyone who requests the information. "Mesa PD is committed to providing excellent customer service to our community and we are now making it easier and more convenient while also allowing customers to track the progress of their requests. We are excited that this technology is available for our community members." - Chief Ken Cost.
By logging on to this website www.mesaaz.gov/residents/police/RecordsRequest Mesa community members will be able to go online, enter their request, make a payment for the request if required, and will receive updates on the status of such request. When the request is complete, all documents will be digitally available to the requester for download. This new system will remove the need for anyone to come to headquarters to make a request or pick up a request in person, although those options will still be available for those without computer access.
The GOV/QA public portal will simplify the FOIA request process by automatically routing the request to the appropriate department, flagging duplicate requests and allowing Mesa PD staff members to accurately track requests and manage deadlines.
For information on the services provided by the Records department or to submit a public records request please visit: www.mesaaz.gov/residents/police/RecordsRequest.
Contact: Irene Mahoney
Public Information Officer