When the Sheriff’s Office conducts a criminal
investigation or investigates a motor vehicle accident,
they usually complete a report. Victims of a criminal
investigation or drivers involved in a motor vehicle
accident may obtain a copy of the report.
HOW DO I GET A COPY OF A POLICE REPORT?
To obtain a police report you will be required to
complete a request form (an offense report for a
criminal investigation or an accident report for a motor
vehicle collision). You will need the date/time of the
incident and a case number. There is no charge to the
victim of a criminal investigation. There is a $5.00
charge for individuals involved in a motor vehicle
accident. Cash or money orders, no checks.
report will be mailed to you as soon as it is available,
usually within ten (10) working days. If you have
any questions you can contact the Records Supervisor at
A DEPUTY RESPONDED TO AN ACCIDENT I WAS INVOLVED
IN. IS HE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN ACCIDENT REPORT?
No. Under Maryland Law, if you are involved in an
accident where there are no injuries, no damage to a
third party and none of the vehicles are disabled, the
only requirement is that the vehicle operators exchange
all pertinent information, such as name, address,
driver's license number and insurance information.
HOW DO I GET A COPY OF A FATAL ACCIDENT
The Sheriff's Office conducts
Accident Reconstructions on all fatal motor vehicle
accidents. This is a very time consuming, lengthy
process. Once the report is completed, it is available
to be released. Costs for Accident Reconstruction
reports are 50 cents per page.
You will be
required to follow the procedures outlined in "HOW DO I
GET A COPY OF A POLICE REPORT?" above to obtain the
HOW DO I GET COPIES OF
PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AT A FATAL
Copies of photographs
are available at $1.50 each. You will be required to
follow the procedures outlined elsewhere on this page.
HOW DO I GET A COPY OF A VIDEO TAPE TAKEN BY
THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AT A FATAL ACCIDENT SCENE?