Police Records & FOIA

Police Records Unit

The Police Records Unit is responsible for processing all police reports including incident reports, traffic crash reports, and citations.

Incident Reports and Background Checks

To obtain a copy of your adjudicated report (closed or dismissed), a letter of confirmation for lost, damaged, or stolen property on open cases, or for a local criminal history background check; please complete the Request for Disclosure of Police Records form. Once the form is complete, return it to the MSU Police Department along with a copy of your photo ID and a check for $5.00 made out to the MSU Police Department.

Crash reports

For documentation of car crashes and accidents, MSU completes a State of Michigan UD10 Traffic Crash Report form and submits the data to the State of Michigan. Insurance companies typically request a copy of the crash report if you have been involved in a traffic crash.

There are three ways to obtain a copy of your traffic crash report.

  1. To obtain a copy of a private property accident or public roadway accidents directly from the MSU Police Department complete the Request for Disclosure of Police Records form and return it to the MSU Police Department along with a copy of your photo ID and a check for $5.00 made out to the MSU Police Department.
  2. Reports can also be requested online through a dedicated portal for a fee.
  3. Reports can also be requested from the Michigan Traffic Crash Purchasing System (TCPS) for a fee.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

FOIA requests to receive police reports or other documentation can be submitted by following the MSU FOIA procedures and guidelines.