What should I say in my public information request?
No "magic language" is required to trigger the Public Information Act. You should, however, make the request as clear and as specific as possible. This will enable the governmental body to identify exactly what information you are requesting.

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1. How do I COMPLIMENT an employee/officer of the Police Department?
2. How do I file a COMPLAINT against an employee/officer of the Police Department?
3. How do I hire a Police Officer for an event?
4. How do I apply for a police job?
5. How do I report a junk or abandoned vehicle?
6. How do I get a copy of a police/incident report?
7. How do I get a copy of a crash/accident report?
8. How do I request an officer to speak about a topic to my group, club or organization?
9. How do I report a property that has high grass/weeds?
10. What is 9-1-1?
11. What is Enhanced 9-1-1?
12. Who pays for 9-1-1?
13. When should you use 9-1-1?
14. When NOT to call 9-1-1:
15. What about 9-1-1 prank calls?
16. Will my disconnected/inactive cell phone call 9-1-1?
17. What if a 9-1-1 caller doesn't speak English?
18. What if a 9-1-1 caller is Deaf, or hearing/speech impaired?
19. How can I find out if there are any outstanding warrants for me?
20. How can I find out if someone is in jail and how do I get them out?
21. My car was towed. How do I get it back?
22. I was in an accident. Why didn't the officer make a report?
23. What time is curfew for juveniles?
24. How do I get a concealed handgun license?
25. What is the law with regards to a specified sex offender establishing residency in Sherman?
26. What is the definition of a "specified sex offender"?
27. How do I make a public information request?
28. What should I say in my public information request?
29. How long does the governmental body have to respond to my request for information?
30. What procedures must be followed if a governmental body wishes to withhold information?