Copies of accident and incident reports are available through the business office at the Police Department. The release of reports is governed by the Wisconsin Public Records Law (Statute 19.31 through 19.39 and department policy). Most records are available to the public. However, public access to some records is restricted or prohibited by state statute.
Requesting a Report
To obtain a copy of a report, you must fill out a public records request form at the Police Department. You must specify the report(s) requested. The records request will be considered and either approved or denied by the Chief of Police. Records can be picked up at the business office during regular business hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Records can also be mailed to the requester at additional cost. Five business days are required to process most requests. Rush service is available at additional cost.
Please be aware that the Prescott Police Department can only provide records for incidents handled by our department. We can not provide records for incidents handled by other law enforcement or public safety agencies.
Public records request questions should be directed to the Police Department 715-262-5512.