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.
Prescott Police Department Public Records fees:
Incident reports: 50 cents per page
Mail delivery: actual cost
Motor vehicle accident reports: $10
Photographs (available only on compact disc): $20
Rush service (less than 24 hours): $25 (copy charges apply)
Video (available only on DVD): $25
Cash or checks are accepted for payment. Credit cards or debit cards are not accepted.
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 Administrative Assistant Cheri Johnson at 715-262-5512.