The Commissioner of the Police Service is the legal custodian of all records created and held by the QPS. Therefore all summons, subpoena and Notice of Non-Party Disclosure or section 134A of the Evidence Act 1977 must be addressed to ‘The Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service’ and not ‘The Proper Officer’.
The QPS is a large, decentralised organisation and not all records are held in a single place. As a result, some types of records (e.g. electronically recorded interviews, photographs, notebooks) may take some time to collate. You are therefore urged to give as much notice as you can to help ensure that the records you require are obtained on time.
To assist us in locating the documents you require, please provide us with as much information as possible regarding the person or incident you are enquiring about.
- Full names;
- Dates of birth;
- Time and place (address) of incident; and
- Names of investigating officers.