Police Reports

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Traffic Crash Reports

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

Accident 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 police record:

In-person - Visit the Evanston Police Department (1454 Elmwood Avenue) with a valid photo ID between Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Email - Send your request and photo ID to policerecords@cityofevanston.org 

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

Evanston Police Department
1454 Elmwood Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201


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.