How are Police Reports obtained, and how much do they cost?
Incident and Crime Reports: can be obtained from the Records Department as soon as they become available. You may request the report in writing using the Records Request Form. It can be found in the lobby of the PD or downloaded from the "Forms" section. When possible, reports that don’t require redaction can be emailed to the requestor. If the report you are interested in obtaining is for insurance purposes or for a lawyer, you may prefer to have them request the report for you. Cash, check or money order are the only accepted methods of payment and are due at the time the request is made.

- Accident Reports: As of June 16, 2017 Governor Sununu signed HB 437 allowing law enforcement to release motor vehicle accident reports and records again! Anyone looking to get copies of MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORTS must request this report using the Record Request Form that is available in the lobby of the Police Department 24/7, or here on our website under the "Forms" tab. There is a $20.00 fee for reports that must be submitted with the request. We take cash and check only. The report will then be emailed out to you when it is completed and approved. Only individuals involved in the accident (drivers, passengers, vehicle owners, or property owners with damage, -and their insurers) are entitled to the report.

- Incidents: An incident report or Dispatch Log is a very brief description of calls that officers respond to. An incident report is typically one page of information that includes the date and time of an incident, the location, and the name(s) of officer(s) who responded to the scene.

- Crime Reports: A crime report is the Police Department’s more thorough investigation of an incident that has been reported. If you are the victim in a crime, you may call the police department at any time to check on the status of your case. Whether or not a report can be released depends mostly on its status. For example, if a case is under active investigation or pending court, details will not be made available to the public. Any replication photographs onto a CD will be charged $25.00 per CD.

- Arrest Reports/Discovery: If you need to obtain a copy of your arrest report, there are two ways of obtaining a copy. You may either have your lawyer request the report or you may contact the prosecutor's office at police headquarters. If you have retained a lawyer, he or she should be the one to request it for you. If you are requesting a copy of your arrest report for yourself, you must do it in writing using the Records Request Form.

All reports are individually reviewed for release. Reports may not be released if there are suspects, accused, juvenile, or arrested parties mentioned in the report or if it is an open investigation or is a pending court case. Redacted/edited copies may be released in certain cases. Any questions pertaining to the release can be answered by our records clerks.

Forms and fees can be found HERE

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