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Report Requests/ Mail in reporting


Caldwell Police records houses all the police reports. These reports are kept for a five year period, unless the report was a felony or has an attached warrant. Any misdemeanor or traffic reports are destroyed after five years and are no longer accessible. With a primary focus in records management, the records department also utilizes their community service officers for additional projects in different divisions including Neighborhood Watch, crime analysis and crime prevention

Police Reports

To request a copy of a police report, complete a REQUEST FOR PUBLIC RECORDS form. If the case number or report number is unknown, please note the names of the person(s) involved, location, date, and time of the incident. Reports exceeding 100 pages will be charged a fee of $.10 per page. Reports requiring redaction will be charged at the current hourly rate of $29.25 per IC 9-33810(e) for redactions of paper, body cams, etc.. There is no charge for the first two (2) hours of redactions but charged at the noted rate every hour after the two hour period. DVD/CD copies are charged at $.50 each. 

There is no fee charged to the victim (except for CD/DVD copies at $0.50) for a copy of the report.

PLEASE NOTE: Request for reports that are not CAD calls for service or traffic accidents that the person was involved in or a non suspect report that has been closed are available for request. All others that are still active or have not been adjudicated, the request will need to be sent to the City Attorney/ Prosecuting Attorney for approval to release.

Police reports take up to 3 business days to process the request.

You may email, fax, mail, or come in person to process the request.

When you come to pick up the copy at the Caldwell Police Department:

  • Bring photo identification and payment in cash.


Public  Records request form                      Code Enforcement


Approved requests can be emailed, faxed,  mailed if they provide an self-addressed stamped envelope,  or you can pick them up at the front desk of Caldwell Police Department.

Mail In Report

Mail-In Crime Reporting provide citizens an alternative reporting process for minor crimes that have no suspects or investigative leads. This procedure reduces waiting periods and allows sworn officers to concentrate more effectively on problem solving, proactive crime prevention, and investigation of criminal activity with suspects and leads.

The following criteria will serve as the guidelines for a MAIL-IN CRIME REPORT:
A. Vandalism complaint – No suspects known. If the vandalism is gang related graffiti, a mail in report shall not be used.
B. Lost Property Complaints
C. Property Damage Vehicle Accidents – When the accident occurred earlier and both parties have left the scene.
D. Hit and Run Vehicle Accidents – When there are no injuries, no suspects and no plate number.
E. Theft Reports – Please use the On Line or Mail-In form for theft cases with the following criteria:
  • no suspects
  • no investigative leads
  • serial numbers on stolen property are unknown or available
  • property stolen does not exceed $1,000