Obtaining Police & Accident Reports

Overview

Copies are $5 each; however additional charges may apply to large reports for processing and copying. You will be apprised of these charges beforehand.

If you would like a copy of the report, fill out a request for report form at the Concordia Police Department. It is advisable to call ahead to see if the report is ready for release.

If you are not picking up the report at the Police Department, enclose a self addressed stamped envelope so it may be mailed to you. Information contained on reports cannot be disseminated over the phone.

Accident Reports

If you are involved in an accident, within the city limits of Concordia, call the police to have the accident investigated. Accident reports are usually available 5 to 7 business days after the incident has been reported.

Police Report

The Concordia Police Department has developed policies and procedures regarding the release of reports that are in compliance with both legislative and case law, balancing public disclosure with privacy rights. The public may obtain certain reports under the State of Missouri Sunshine Law. Not all ongoing or felony investigations are public information. Under Missouri State Statute 610.100, the information available to the public is information from the incident report, which includes date, time, location, names of victims and the nature of the crime or incident. Juvenile information and victim information in sex crimes are not open to the public.

Copies of police reports are generally available within 7 to 10 working days after the incident has been reported. They may be obtained at the Police Department, during normal business hours. (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) excluding major holidays.

Within the first 30 days of the incident, the only people allowed to obtain a copy of a report are:

  • Attorneys representing involved parties
  • Insurance companies
  • People that are directly involved in the incident (named in the report)

Please provide as much of the following information as possible:

  • Case number (case numbers are not the same as ticket numbers)
  • Date and time of occurrence
  • Full names of parties involved (reporting party and/or victims)
  • Location of occurrence (exact street address or intersection)
  • Type of occurrence (property damage, burglary, vandalism, etc.)

There is a three-business-day processing period that begins after the request has been received by Concordia Police. Special requests may take longer to complete. If the request cannot be fulfilled in the allotted time, you will be advised of the reason and given a date the information will be available. The request and report is forwarded to the City Attorney's office for review and they make the determination what information can be release. In general, police reports are considered public information. There are exceptions in Missouri Law that allow certain parts of a report to be blacked out, or not accessible to the general public. There is a $5 fee for each report; however, large reports may be assessed additional processing and copying charges.