What is the FOIA?
Enacted on July 4, 1966, and taking effect one year later, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from public disclosure by one of nine exemptions or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions.
How to Make a FOIA Request
WESCOM supports the FOIA and welcomes all requests. Although not required, it is encouraged to download and complete WESCOM’s Freedom of Information Act Request Form as it may help in processing your FOIA request faster. FOIA requests can be made by emailing FOIA@wescom-9-1-1.org or faxing a request to (815) 436-4701.
There is no fee required to submit a FOIA request, however, certain fees may apply in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. By making a FOIA request, the requester shall be considered to have agreed to pay all applicable fees up to $25.00 unless a fee waiver has been granted. If WESCOM estimates that the total fees for processing a FOIA request will exceed $25.00, WESCOM will notify the requester in writing of the estimate and offer the requester an opportunity to narrow the request in order to reduce the fees.
For more information regarding the Freedom of Information Act, please visit FOIA.gov.
Make a FOIA Request
WESCOM supports the FOIA and welcomes all requests. You can download the FOIA form below.
FOIA requests can be faxed or Emailed to WESCOM.
Fax: (815) 436-4701