What is the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act (MFIPPA)

Under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), you can make a request to access police reports or to make a correction to a record if you believe it contains inaccurate information.

Anyone can make a request for information — however there are limitations on your right to access information because of MFIPPA. Under MFIPPA, you may request access to some general records as well as records containing your own personal information. 

MFIPPA also governs the protection of privacy of individuals; outlining rules regarding the collection, use, disclosure and disposal of personal information in the custody of an institution. In order to protect all individuals’ personal information, we cannot disclose personal information to you about another person.

You can look at the Public Information Listing (PIL) before you submit a request.  The PIL details the types of information maintained throughout various locations in Peel Regional Police.

How to Request Information Under MFIPPA

The first step to requesting information under MFIPPA is filling out the Access Request Form.

Access Request Form

You can then submit it by any of the following processes:

In Person

Visit our Records Services reception desk, 7750 Hurontario Street, Brampton or any Division or Community Station.

Requests submitted through Records Services reception desk can be paid by Cash, Debit, MasterCard, VISA, or Cheque made payable to Peel Regional Police.

Business Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By Mail

Mail your request to:

Information and Privacy Unit
Peel Regional Police
7750 Hurontario Street
Brampton, ON L6V 3W6

There is a $5 Application Fee for requests for information. There is no fee for a correction request. Cheques must be made payable to Peel Regional Police. Additional fees are detailed in the Municiple Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

If seeking access to personal information, proof of your identification (ID) is required.

You must produce two pieces of valid government issued ID, one that includes a photo. Expired identification will not be accepted. Health cards without photos and Social Insurance Number (SIN) cards will not be accepted.

Examples of photo identification (ID) include:

  • Driver's licence.
  • Passport.
  • Firearms licence.
  • Ontario Photo Card.

Other examples of ID include:

  • Birth Certificate.
  • Study/Work Permit.
  • Immigration documents.

Under the Act, we have 30 days to respond to a request.

For more information contact Records Services.

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