Request Information

If you wish to access information contained in records at the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, either general information or information about yourself, often the information you are seeking is considered routine and does not require an ATIPP request form.

The following is a guideline of what information can be released in relation to RNC records:

ROUTINE PROCESS:

Require a copy of a Police Report for your Insurance Company:

Routine requests for a copy of a police file for insurance companies for stolen, damaged and lost property can be directed to:

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Information Services Division – Records Division
1 Fort Townshend, St. John's, NL
A1C 2G2
Telephone: 1-709-729-8000
Email: RNCIMD@rnc.gov.nl.ca

A letter to you or your insurance company will be provided with a synopsis of the police file identifying:  the date the incident was reported to police, the RNC File number, the investigating officer, if charges were laid, if the investigation is concluded, and a listing of any stolen property.

Require a copy of a Police Report(s) for Unified Family Court or Peace Bond Application or Residential Tenancies Board:

Routine requests for a listing of your complaints can be directed to:

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Information Services Division – Records Division
1 Fort Townshend, St. John's, NL
A1C 2G2
Telephone: 1-709-729-8000
Email: RNCIMD@rnc.gov.nl.ca

Require a copy of a Police Report regarding a Motor Vehicle Accident Investigation:

Routine requests for information regarding a motor vehicle accident can be directed to:

Driver Records Section - Motor Registration Division
P.O. Box 8710
St. John’s, NL
Canada
A1B 4J5

Require a copy of a Police Report on a RNC Sudden Death Investigation:

Routine requests for information regarding a sudden death investigation can be directed to:

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Level 1, Room 1562
Health Science Centre
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3V6
Telephone: 1-709-777-6402

Require a copy of RNC Police Crime Statistics:

RNC Crime statistics are available on the RNC Website under Publications, if you require further information you can direct your request to:

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Information Services Division – Crime Analyst Division
1 Fort Townshend
St. John’s, NL
A1C 2G2
Email: RNCIMD@rnc.gov.nl.ca

FORMAL PROCESS:

If the information cannot be accessed through the Routine Process, an ATIPP request can be made by completing the application form at: www.atipp.gov.nl.ca/info/accessrequestform.html located on the government website and submitted to the RNC ATIPP email account at RNCATIPP@rnc.gov.nl.ca.

However, according to Section 5(1) ATIPPA the Act does not apply to the following types of records which will not be released by the RNC:

a record relating to an investigation by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary if all matters in respect of the investigation have not been completed (5(1)(k) ATIPPA);

a record relating to an investigation by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary that would reveal the identity of a confidential source of information or reveal information provided by that source with respect to a law enforcement matter (5(1)(l) ATIPPA); or

a record relating to an investigation by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in which suspicion of guilt of an identified person is expressed but no charge was ever laid or relating to prosecutorial consideration of that investigation (5(1)(m) ATIPPA).

Records that do not fall into the above categories of information will be subject to sections of ATIPPA which apply to the type of information requested.