The Records Section is located in Room 126 at Police Headquarters.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Holidays and Weekends
Phone: (812) 436-7956
Fax: (812) 435-6231
The Records Section is a component of The Administrative Division. There is one sergeant, and fourteen civilian records specialists assigned to the Records Section. The Records Section started operation in 1938 and is responsible for the records and identification functions of the department. The Records Section Civilian Personnel are tasked with a variety of information processing functions. In addition to the clerical aspect of filing and retrieving reports, Records Personnel also interact with the public by taking walk-in and telephone crime reports to free up police officers for preventative patrol and response to crimes- in-progress runs.
Other primary responsibilities of the Records Section include compiling the monthly Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) that are submitted to the FBI; entering and maintaining protective orders in IDACS (Indiana Data and Communications System) and NCIC (National Crime Information Center); maintaining criminal and fingerprint records; maintaining accident, offense and supplementary reports; photographing and fingerprinting parolees. Fingerprinting is also done for non-criminal reasons such as job applicants.
How do I get a copy of an accident or case report?
Individuals can get copies of accident and case reports at the Record Room during normal business hours. Individuals may also request a copy of an accident or case report by sending a letter of request to the Attn: EPD Record Room; 15 N.W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN 47708. The letter should include the case number of the requested report or enough information about the requested information that the report can be located (i.e.: names of involved parties, dates and times, locations). The letter also needs to include a check or money order made payable to the Evansville Police Department for $5.00/per report along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.
What are the costs of copies of reports?
Accident reports are $8.00 each, and Offense reports are $5.00 each (payable by personal check, money order, or certified check).
What is the cost for a local criminal history check?
Local criminal history checks cost $10.00 each (payable by money order or certified check).
Is there a cost to being fingerprinted for non-criminal purposes?
Yes, the cost is $10.00 for fingerprinting, up to two fingerprint cards. Each additional fingerprint card will be $8.00 per card. These are also payable by money order or certified check.
Is there a charge for a notary?
Yes, there is a $2.00 charge per notary. This is to be paid in cash only.
Do you accept cash and/or credit cards as forms of payment?
No, the police department is unable to accept cash and/or credit cards as forms of payment. Cash is only accepted for the notary fee.
Can someone obtain a handgun permit application from the police department?
Yes, if you live in the City of Evansville, you can obtain a handgun permit application from the Evansville Police Department Records Section.
Effective May 1, 2014 the Evansville Police Department Record Unit will charge the below fees for public services:
|ACCIDENT REPORT PER COPY||$8.00|
|OFFENSE REPORT PER COPY||$5.00|
|CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK - LIMITED||$10.00|
|FINGERPRINTS FOR EMPLOYMENT (2 cards)||$10.00|
|ADDITIONAL FINGERPRINT CARDS||$8.00|
|GUN PERMITS (money order only)||See Form for Fees|