Records Open to the Public
As a public agency maintaining public records, the Iola Police Department processes all Records Inspection and Records Copy requests in accordance with the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) K.S.A. 45-215 through 45-223.
Criminal History Record Information
Criminal History Record Information is generally not open to the public. Dissemination of Criminal History Record Information is regulated under K.S.A. 22-4701 through 22-4712. Dissemination of Juvenile Criminal History Record Information is regulated under K.S.A. 38-2310.
Traffic Accident Reports are considered open to the public, however, information contained therein, may include record of a criminal offense, which that portion of, may not be open for public inspection or, may be redacted from any copies provided to the public.
Records Inspection & Records Copy Requests
Records Copy requests are fulfilled as soon as possible, however reasonable requests shall be fulfilled within three business days, excluding holidays and weekends. Requests resulting in a denial will be completed within the same time limits, including a reason for denial.
The fee for Records copies and inspections are included in the Record Copy Request Form at right. Payment in advance may be required.
Expungement of Criminal History Record Information is a process initiated by an individual, or through his or her attorney, resulting in a court order for expungement. Law Enforcement agencies do not initiate this process.
Expungements, contrary to popular belief, do not make a criminal history record "go away". Generally, law enforcement agencies are obligated by statute to maintain expunged records, and will furnish expunged Criminal History Record information in accordance with state statute when applicable. (K.S.A. 21-3110a, K.S.A. 22-2410, K.S.A. 12-4516, and K.S.A. 38-2312)