- Online: Visit /police-department-requests/
- In Person: Completed and approved incident reports are generally available within five (5) days following the filing of the report, in person at the police department. There is no charge for report copies up to twenty-five (25) pages. Thereafter, the cost is .5 (five) cents per page.
- By Mail: Completed and approved incident reports can be mailed out, provided you send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the police department (Attn: Records). There is no charge for report copies up to twenty-five (25) pages. Thereafter, the cost is .5 (five) cents per page.
To inquire further regarding the availability of a police report, please contact the on-duty Dispatcher at the police department at (330) 626-4976. While most records are open for public viewing and/or copying, there are some exceptions.
Certain information may be redacted from reports in accordance with current Public Records Law and Privacy Laws. A good example of this would be phone numbers and social security numbers.
Cases which are currently under active prosecution may not be released by this department. Requests for copies of these reports shall be deferred to the Prosecutor’s Office for disclosure under “discovery” proceedings in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code.
Cases under active investigation, containing sensitive information which if released may jeopardize the successful investigation of the case, or may cause an uncharged suspect to flee, may be withheld.
These are some general guidelines. Our goal is to release records in the vast majority of requests. And while some instances may require the temporary withholding of a record (or portions thereof), we are here to work with you to obtain the information you need.