Public Records

General Information


All public records requests must be sent in writing by U.S. mail to Captain Maurice Bostick at:
Captain Maurice Bostick
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 426
Hahnville, LA 70057

Cost of Public Records


Copies of documents…………………………………..................………$1 per page
Copies of audio and/or video recordings…………............................…$1 per minute plus $10 per computer disk
Copies of photos...................................................................................$10
Actual cost of postage to send records by certified mail……………….varies based on quantity

In addition to copying and postage costs, upon receipt of a public records request requiring a search of Sheriff’s Office records, a determination will be made as to how many hours of research will be required to locate the records, review the records, and redact any privileged information not subject to a public records request.  The hourly rate charged will be $25 to cover actual costs incurred by the Sheriff’s Office.  An estimate of the total costs will be sent to the public records requestor who must pre-pay the costs before the search will be conducted and the records sent.   


Criminal Records


All criminal offense records are generally considered privileged and do not become public record until adjudicated. In certain instances, records falling into the following categories, specified by La. R. S. 44.1 and 44.3, continue to be privileged because of the very nature of the information contained therein after adjudication and shall not be released except in response to a lawful court order:
  • Investigative reports
  • Supplemental reports (aside from property information)
  • Statements
  • Reports revealing the identity of undercover officers or any reports that would tend to identify undercover officers
  • Reports identifying juvenile criminal or status offenders
  • Reports identifying in any way victims of sexual offenses
  • Reports detailing investigative techniques
  • Reports detailing security procedures
  • Reports containing training information
  • Reports detailing investigative technical equipment or instructions on the use thereof
  • Reports identifying confidential sources

Record Keeping


In order to document the release of public information to members of the public, a records release ledger shall be maintained by the Criminal Records Division reflecting the identity (full name, address, date of birth, and driver’s license number) of all persons who are provided public records. This ledger shall also include a document identifying file number (item number), type of report (signal), and number of pages of the released document.

This documentation shall not include the release records or information to governmental entities or the respective representatives to whom documents are released to for purposes of official investigations, prosecutions, etc.

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