Open Records Requests:
The Texas Public Information Act gives the public the right to request access to government information. To obtain public information from the Richland Hills Police Department, the request must be submitted in writing to the Records Clerk. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions. The Texas Office of Attorney General has published tips for successful public information requests. To expedite the public information request, the City of Richland Hills has created a Police Department Open Records Request Form that can be mailed, hand carried, or faxed to the Records Clerk. All associated fees are posted on the Open Records Request Form.