FOIA Advisor

Q&A: college police records

Q&A (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Q. If I submit a request to a private college in Massachusetts for a copy of its police logs, will it need to comply and what is the response deadline?

A.  No.  In 2006, the Massachusetts Supreme Court held that the records of Harvard's campus police were not subject to the State's open records law.  Here is a link to the court's decision:  http://masscases.com/cases/sjc/445/445mass745.html