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 5:00 p.m. or online anytime

Police Reports

Only the victim can obtain a copy of an incident report. Please make your request in person or by mail.

To request in person, please come to the Evanston Police Department (1454 Elmwood Avenue) with a valid photo ID. There is no charge for in-person requests.

Or, mail a written request for the report. Send a photocopy of a valid photo ID, a check or money order for $5.00, and a self addressed stamped envelope to: 

Evanston Police Department
1454 Elmwood Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

  • Victims of an incident can receive a copy of the report Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Copies of all arrest report require a subpoena.
  • No Copies of tickets will be made.
  • Any other record will require a Freedom of Information Act form to be completed.


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.