SNOPAC is considered a local government agency and is therefore subject to the Public Records Act. The law details the rules government agencies must follow with regard to the disclosure of their records.
You may request 911 audio records related to events involving local police, fire and medical agencies including 911 telephone conversations and/or radio transmissions. Records related to SNOPAC administration such as budgets, Board minutes, resolutions and other agency business are also available.
Most of SNOPAC’s calls involve the reporting of crimes. As a result, some disclosure requests are denied under one of the exemptions in the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56) which protects people who make reports. Disclosure can also be refused if a case is under active investigation.
At this time, there is no charge for requesting SNOPAC records.
Yes, we encourage you to review our website to see if the information you want is already publically available before making a public disclosure request.
Within five business days after the receipt of a request, the SNOPAC Records Custodian or designee will do one or more of the following:
State law requires that SNOPAC keep recordings of 911 telephone conversations and radio traffic for 90 days.