Requests for information to a governmental body must be submitted in writing.
The request must ask for records or information already in existence.
Governmental agencies are not required to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions submitted via the Public Information Act.
When submitting your request provide the requester's name, address and phone number.
Your request needs to be specific about the information needed: Dates, times, location, individuals name and date of birth.
This form is for your convenience or any written request may be submitted asking for police information or records. Please provide the information previously stated when making a request – give requester's name, address, and phone number, be specific about what information or records you are requesting dates, times, location, etc…
To submit a request via mail:
SMU Police Department
PO Box 750334 Dallas, TX 75275-0334
Most government information is available to the public within 10 (ten) business days (this excludes weekends and holidays). Some exceptions exist and the requester will be informed if the information will not be provided within 10 (ten) business days. If an exception might apply and the governmental body wishes to withhold the information, the governmental body generally must, within 10 (ten) business days of receiving the open records request, refer the matter to the Office of the Attorney General for a ruling on whether an exception applies.