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(Visite la página web Evanston en Español para obtener las últimas actualizaciones.)


Records Bureau

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Call 847-866-5000 to make a non-emergency police report.

Traffic Crash Reports

Traffic crash reports are available for a fee at the Evanston Police Department or online from Docview.

Crash reports can be purchased Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or online anytime

Police Reports/Records

The following options are available to obtain a copy of a police report:

Email - To receive a copy of a police report (excluding crash reports), send your request and photo ID to 

Mail - Mail your request and a copy of your photo ID with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: 

Evanston Police Department

Records Bureau

1454 Elmwood Avenue

Evanston, IL 60201

Fingerprinting - Service Temporarily Suspended

Ink fingerprint services are offered for a fee of $10 per card for all Evanston residents and $30 per card for non-residents. Appointments can be made by calling the Records Bureau during normal business hours. The fingerprint card must be provided by the person being fingerprinted. For FBI cards, click here to print a copy. For Illinois fingerprint cards, contact the Illinois State Police at 815-740-5160. All fingerprint cards will be returned to the person being fingerprinted for submission to the appropriate agency.