Office of the Prosecuting Attorney

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Policy

The Kalamazoo County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney will ensure that all persons are granted full and complete information regarding the affairs of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney as provided by the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Principles

Statutory Reference:

The Kalamazoo County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney will establish a policy for implementation of the FOIA pursuant to MCLA 15.231 et seq. (Public Act 442 of 1976) and in accordance with its general power under MCLA 46.11(m) (Public Act 156 of 1851) to establish rules and regulations in reference to the management of the interest and business concerns of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.

Operational Guideline-General:

  • Coordinator: In accordance with the FOIA, the Prosecutor shall be designated the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney Coordinator. In accordance with the FOIA, the Prosecutor may designate Office of the Prosecuting Attorney employees or any other he deems appropriate, to be trained and to serve as FOIA Coordinators.
  • Procedures: The FOIA Coordinator designated by the Prosecutor shall act in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and the procedures adopted pursuant to this Policy and shall use FOIA response forms and amendments thereto provided by the Prosecutor.

Fees:

The Prosecutor shall charge fees for public records in accordance with MCLA 15.234 and the procedures adopted pursuant to this Policy.

Periodic Review:

The Prosecutor will review this Policy at least every two years or following amendments to the FOIA, whichever occurs first, and will make recommendations for changes for the Kalamazoo County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.