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As a proactive measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Charlottesville Police Department is suspending front counter services and closing our facilities to the public. Re-opening dates have not yet been determined.

What this means: in-person requests for police reports, fingerprinting services, and taxi cab license registrations will be suspended until further notice. The following services will continue: sex offender registrations and updates.

During this time, you can request police reports and crash reports by:

Phone: (434) 970-3280

Fax: (434) 970-3233

Mail: 606 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902, ATTN: Records

Please call 911 to report an emergency, or (434) 977-9041 for non-emergency requests.

We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage people to stay safe and healthy by following guidelines from the Thomas Jefferson Health District and Virginia Department of Health.
 
 

Requesting Copies of Police Reports

 Summaries of police reports are the first page of the report. Summaries of police reports contain limited information such as: the date, time, general location, the type of incident reported, and the disposition captured during the call for service. Indivduals requesting summaries of police reports may obtain a summary if the following criteria are met:

  • The individual must be the reporting party or victim listed in the report
  • The individual requesting the report must show a valid photo identification at the Information Management Services counter in the police department lobby.
  • The individual must obtain the report summary during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Individuals who are not involved in the police incident subject to the request are not eligible to obtain a summary of a police report.

Pursuant to Va. Code Sec. 2.2-3706 (B)(1), full police reports, including officer notes or narratives, are exempt from release under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

Pursuant to Va. Code Sec. 16.1-301(B)(1), the Charlottesville Police Department cannot release juvenile records of police incidents. In order to obtain a juvenile record, an individual must recieve an order from the court having jurisdiction over the matter, even from a parent or legal guardian.

If you have any questions, please contact: Ashley Moje, Information Management Services Supervisor, at (434) 970-3280.

The below attachment is an example of what a police report summary consists of:

Police Report Summary