Obtain Police Reports

Police reports can be obtained at the Records Section located at the Richmond Police Administration Building.

  • The Richmond Police Administration Building is located at:
    1721 Lexington Road
    Richmond, KY 40475
    (At the corner of Lexington Road and Foxhaven Drive)
    Phone: 859-623-1162 or 859-623-1163
  • Reports can be picked up during the following office hours:
    Monday through Friday
    8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Traffic Accident Reports

Traffic accident reports can be obtained online at buycrash.com.

Restrictions on Reports

Kentucky law (KRS 189.635) restriction on the release of accident reports:

  • To obtain a copy of a vehicle accident report, you must be a party to the accident, the parent or guardian of a minor who is a party to the accident, an insurer of any party who is the subject of the report, or an attorney of the parties.
  • Reports will generally be available to the public within 3 to 5 days of the report being taken by an officer. Occasionally, a report may not be available within the allotted time. Therefore, it is best to call the Records Section to determine if the report is available before pickup.
  • A fee is charged for reports of $5 cash only.

The public should be aware that some reports may not be subject to release. Those include reports involving juveniles, sex crimes, and other cases pending adjudication in the criminal court system.

Every effort will be made to provide citizens with the required information and reports. Reports can be mailed to those supplying a SASE. Reports can also be requested online by emailing the Police Department.