FOIA Advisor

Q&A: Chicago Police Department exam

Q&A (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Q.  Can I file a FOIA request to obtain copies of the tests and the answers from the Chicago Police Department Lieutenants Exam?  The test was administered and results posted.

A.  Those documents are likely exempt from disclosure under section 7(1)(q) of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, which protects "[t]est questions, scoring keys, and other examination data used to determine the qualifications of an applicant for a license or employment."  Should you nonetheless wish to submit a request, here is the FOIA contact information for the Chicago Police Department.