How do you get a copy of a police report

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  1. wyanjen profile image79
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    I need a copy of my report. The cop gave me a card for a website that has the report on file.
    But, I can't get a copy without purchasing it.

    Is this right? Shouldn't I be able to get a copy without paying for it?

    I'm not an experienced criminal so I don't know how it works...
    smile

    1. h.a.borcich profile image59
      h.a.borcichposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I had a card with the cops name, called him and he had it at the dept for me to pick up. That was when my ex violated restraining order.
      I also had to get a report copy when a drunk crashed in our yard - the same thing - I picked it up.

      Sure hope you are ok Jen smile Holly

      PS Do you need an alibi? smile

    2. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I know here in Mass, Springfield and Chicopee area, you want something from the police station you must get copies of the originals. And, yes, they make you pay for them. smile

      1. wyanjen profile image79
        wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        tongue tongue tongue

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hello Jen. How are you? smile

          1. wyanjen profile image79
            wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I'm good.
            I'm just getting ready to deal with this BS tomorrow.
            There wasn't a AAA tow truck up there, so I had to pay out of pocket. Now I'm trying to get reimbursed.
            I'll get an estimate & decide what to do about the damage.
            I really wanted to see that report though. hmm

            1. Cagsil profile image81
              Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Sorry to hear about the accident and the trouble that comes with it. I know it's a pain. You'll get thru it. smile

  2. Niteriter profile image77
    Niteriterposted 8 years ago

    Why, Jen, you naughty girl! Is a life a crime one of your 2010 resolutions then?

    1. wyanjen profile image79
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Would stealing my own police report be a crime?
      Cyber-theft, maybe?

      lol
      Nope, I just wrecked my truck. I waited until the last minute to get my paperwork together before I take it in tomorrow to get fixed up.

  3. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I think you can go downtown and get it for free. I may be wrong on that.

    1. wyanjen profile image79
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      grrr. the accident happened 300 miles from home. I didn't think twice about it when the cop (er, Law Enforcement Professional) gave me this card.

      I'm sure as hell not paying for it. This much I know. smile

  4. h.a.borcich profile image59
    h.a.borcichposted 8 years ago

    If it is an auto accident, your insurance agent may be able to get a copy for you as they should have it.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Holly, just a reminder....did you sent an email for my Hub? smile

      1. h.a.borcich profile image59
        h.a.borcichposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I haven't yet, I will send it tomarrow for sure smile I did do a current pic of just me to send you though! Holly
        Thanks for the reminder smile

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Cool. No problem. Thank you. smile

    2. wyanjen profile image79
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, I don't need an alibi lol
      I didn't even get a ticket. I want to see the report though. I'm not sure I will make a claim...

  5. Bail Up ! profile image74
    Bail Up !posted 8 years ago

    The best way to find out is to call the clerk. They will let you know if and where you can pick up the report for free. The alternative is purchasing online for a fee.

    1. wyanjen profile image79
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Bail Up!
      lol Perfect - an expert!

      I'm not even sure which town I was in when it happened. The card only lists the county. Regardless, I'm not driving all the way back there for the report...
      The highway is still ice-covered lol

      I think AAA will be taking care of this for me... smile

      1. Bail Up ! profile image74
        Bail Up !posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Good deal then. Chuck it up to experience and keep on truckin'

  6. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    OK, then yes, your insurance agent will get it.

  7. wyanjen profile image79
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the help guys.

    smile

 
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