Covid Booking Procedures (Allegheny County Sheriff's Office)

The Trace filed this request with the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office of Allegheny County, PA.
Multi Request Covid Booking Procedures
Est. Completion None
Partially Completed


From: The Trace

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any correspondence, memos or other written guidance related to changes in booking procedures during Covid. Please include any information related to fingerprinting and DNA swabbing, as well as other booking protocols.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


The Trace


Good afternoon,

Attached here is the formal response to the open records request which was delivered to the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office this afternoon. As explained in the response, the Sheriff's Office does not operate the jail and I am copying the Allegheny County Records office along with a copy of your request as a courtesy.

Please be advised that the first request was not delivered to the Sheriff's Office. The Allegheny County Sheriff's Office does not occupy 564 Forbes Avenue, the address listed in your request and it appears that in the second request mailed, a USPS worker noted that the named addressee was the Sheriff's Office and delivered the correspondence today.

Requests can be readily emailed. Should you have need to contact the Office in the future, open records information is listed on the Allegheny County Sheriff's website, the link is:
Right to Know - Allegheny County Sheriff's Office<>
The Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law allows the public to inspect and/or obtain copies of Allegheny County Sheriff’s public records. You may file a Right-to-Know request:. Email - Mail - 436 Grant Street, Courthouse 111, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, ATTN RTK


Lisa Michel


Allegheny County Sheriff's Office

436 Grant Street, Rm 111

Pittsburgh, PA 15219



Good Morning,

Can you please submit a new request directed to this office. There is an option to submit the request electronically if you would like to go that route. Below is a link to our Open Records website for you reference in requesting these records.

Thank you and Enjoy your Day!

Kathy Colosimo
County of Allegheny
Department of Administrative Services
Office of Open Records
436 Grant Street - Room 202 Courthouse
Pittsburgh, PA 15219<>
Office - 412-350-6109
Fax - 412-350-4925