The Freedom of Information Act regulates and sets requirements for the disclosure of public records by all "public bodies" in the state. To request documents from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office complete the FOIA form here.
In general, all records except those specifically cited as exceptions are covered by the Freedom of Information Act. The records covered include minutes of open meetings, officials' voting records, staff manuals, final orders or decisions in contested cases and the records on which they were made, and promulgated rules. Other written statements which implement or interpret laws, rules or policies, including, but not limited to, guidelines, manuals and forms with instructions, adopted or used by the agency in the discharge of its functions, are also covered.