Obtaining Copies of Reports
Copies of incident reports and traffic accident reports may be obtained through the Records Bureau during business hours. Police reports are $12. Please allow time for processing the report—generally 72 hours—and call ahead to make sure the report has been processed before coming into the station. Records will not bill (invoice) for reports.
In order to obtain a copy of a report, either the requestor’s name must appear in the report. Contact the Records Bureau at (734) 374-1535 for further details. Certain information, which is governed by state and federal privacy laws, is always redacted from the report, prior to copying. This may include, but is not limited to, phone numbers, witness information, suspect information (until a case is completely adjudicated), and medical data.
The following changes have also been made pertaining to police reports and other services:
- Police Reports: An Information Sheet/Request is available in the lobby of the police department. Customers can leave the completed form in the locked drop box in the lobby and their police report request will be processed.
- Record Clearance: A request for a criminal conviction history can be obtained through http://apps.michigan.gov/ICHAT/Home.aspx
- Pistol Purchase Permit: Applications for pistol permits are available from Tuesday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Records Bureau.
Traffic reports are available on the internet at: https://payments.clemis.org/extservices