What information is available to the public?
According to the Missouri Open Records Law, better known as the "Sunshine Law," certain information must be released by the department to the public, while other information is prohibited from being released.

An Incident Report, which is defined in the Sunshine Law as "a record of a law enforcement agency consisting of the date, time, specific location, name of the victim and immediate facts and circumstances surrounding the initial report of a crime or incident, including any logs of reported crimes, accidents and complaints maintained by that agency" may be obtained by any member of the public.

An Investigative Report, which is defined in the Sunshine Law as "a record, other than an arrest or incident report, prepared by personnel of a law enforcement agency, inquiring into a crime or suspected crime, either in response to an incident report or in response to evidence developed by law enforcement officers in the course of their duties" may only be obtained by an "interested party" or under other special circumstances.

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1. Where is the Town and Country Police Department?
2. What information is available to the public?
3. How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
4. How do I obtain a police record check?
5. Can I get fingerprinted at the Town and Country Police Department?
6. How do I commend or complain about the actions of an officer?
7. How can I request a vacation check on my home?