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Staff Review

Staff Review receives, processes, and classifies (UCR), distributes and files all police reports generated by the department.   Staff Review responds to all requests for information, statistics, and report copies from department personnel, other city bureaus, other law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, citizens, and many other sources.

Staff Review is required to maintain the privacy and security of records in compliance with legal requirements, departmental procedures, Municipal Records Act, Freedom of Information Act, and the Criminal History Record Information Act.   Inventory, storage, maintenance, security, and expungement of records also falls under the responsibility of Staff Review.

A monthly control, validation, and auditing of reports entered into the CLEAN system is also performed by the Officer in charge of Staff Review.

Special Event Permits and Block Party Permits are processed through Staff Review.  A Block Party Permit form is provided to citizens interested in closing a city street for a neighborhood block party.  The requirement for the block party is that the individual applying for the permit must show a valid ID providing proof that they reside at the listed street they wish to close.  The Block Party form must be signed by 75 per cent of the neighbors on the street and returned to Staff Review no less than ten days prior to the event.  The completed form is reviewed by a police Captain, who either approves or denies the permit.  The cost of an approved block party permit is ten dollars.

Police Reports can be obtained by the public at Staff Review at the cost of fifteen dollars.  The requirements are that the individual requesting a copy of the police report has to be named on the police report.  Valid photo ID is required by the person requesting a copy of the report.  Arrest reports and investigative supplements are not available to the public.  At this time, reports can be purchased with cash, personal or business checks, and money orders.

Contact Information

Officer Kim Heffelfinger
Kim.Heffelfinger@Allentownpa.gov

Phone: (610) 437-7709
Fax: (610) 437-7706