CMPD

Copies of accident reports are available at the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) Records Desk and at CMPD Division Offices. Due to the requirements of the Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, requestors must certify that they are qualified to receive the information prior to obtaining a copy of the report. Currently, accident reports and incident reports are not available online through Lexis Nexis. Citizens may use the following methods for citizens to gain access to accident reports and incident reports:

    Accident Reports:
    • Citizens with valid government issued photo identification may obtain a copy of an accident report at the CMPD LEC Records Desk or a CMPD Division Office. Please note that citizens must complete a Request for Motor Vehicle Crash Report Form (available at the LEC and Division Offices and here) and certify that they are qualified to receive the information before the report will be provided. Persons qualified to obtain a copy of an accident report include, but are not limited to:
      • Operators of a vehicle involved in a crash;
      • Registered owners of a vehicle involved in a crash; and
      • Passengers in a vehicle involved in a crash.


    Incident Reports:
    • Citizens wanting a copy of their public incident report can get a copy one of the following ways:
      • If they provide their email address to the officer at the time the report is taken, they will automatically receive a copy of the report when the case is assigned to an officer for follow-up
      • They can call 311 or the CMPD Records number [704-336-2848] and provide the complaint number or other information about the report and receive a copy via email
      • They can email CMPD Records and receive an email copy of the report
      • They can visit CMPD HQ or any Division office and receive a copy of the incident report