How Do I Obtain a Copy of a Police Report
The records department is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. You will need to submit a Freedom of Information Act Request (click here for a PDF copy of the Request Form for the Police Department).
You can return the completed form in person, by mail or by fax at 847-318-5308. If sent by mail, the request should be sent to: Freedom of Information Officer, Park Ridge Police Department, 200 S Vine Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068. All requests will be processed and responded to within five business days. All fees for copies of reports are listed on the Freedom of Information Act request form and all checks should be made payable to the City of Park Ridge.
How do I Obtain a Copy of A Crash Report?
Copies of traffic accident reports for crashes that occurred on or after August 1, 2014 can now be purchased online at https://ecrash.lexisnexis.com. LexisNexis is our eCommerce vendor that makes it possible to quickly access and download a copy of a report without leaving your home or office, usually within 48-72 hours of the accident. There is a convenience fee assessed by the eCommerce vendor, however these reports will still be available for purchase at the Park Ridge Police Department for the standard fee of $5.00.
To obtain a copy of a traffic accident report for crashes that occurred prior to August 1, 2014, please contact the Park Ridge Police Records Bureau at (847) 318-5307. It is recommended that you contact the Records Bureau to confirm the availability of a requested report before arriving at the police station.