Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The records: Media and arrest reports from the Wichita Police Department.
Why you’d want them: To learn more about crime in your community.
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Where you get them: Go to the police department’s page on the city’s website, www.wichita.gov. Find the department’s page under the “Government” tab. On the department’s page, click on “About Us.” Then click on the “Public Information” link. Finally, click on “Media Reports.”
How much it costs: The information is free.