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Request a Copy of a Police Report

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General Public

If you want to review any identifiable police report, you may come to the UWPD during business hours (Monday through Friday) and review an appropriately edited report free of charge. It will take less time if you call the Police Records Coordinator at 206.543.3078 for an appointment first.

Crime Victims

If you are the victim of a crime and want a copy of the police report, submit a request to:

University of Washington Police Department
Attn: Police Records Coordinator
1117 NE Boat St.
Seattle, WA 98105
Or by phone: 206.543.3078, Or by email: policerecords@uw.edu

To process your request, the following information is required:

  • Your name, address, contact information
  • Your relationship to the case; for example, “victim”
  • The incident/case number
  • The date, time and location of the incident

Crime Suspects

If we issued you an infraction or citation and you know the infraction/citation number, you can find a PDF copy of the front of your infraction/citation on the King County Court Web site. When you enter the number, you will need to insert an extra 0 after the ‘C’ or ‘I’ for a total of nine characters. Please note that it may take several days or more for the infraction/citation to be posted on the court Web site.

If your case has been referred to and accepted by a prosecutor, your attorney will automatically receive copies of all crime reports under the discovery process. If your case has not been referred to or not accepted by a prosecutor, you may receive a copy of the police report as listed above for crime victims.

To process your request, the following information is required:

  • Your name, address, contact information
  • Your relationship to the case; for example, “suspect”
  • The incident/case number
  • The date, time and location of the incident

Insurance Claims

If you need a copy of a report to make an insurance claim, either as a result of a crime or a traffic accident, notify your insurance company to contact UWPD directly with the identifying information. The processing fee for insurance-related requests is $8.00 per report. Checks should be made payable to the University of Washington Police Department. Please include a postage-paid return envelope.

The address is:

University of Washington Police Department
Attn: Police Records Coordinator
1117 NE Boat St.
Seattle, WA 98105

Requests under the Public Records Act (PRA)

If you wish to review or inspect any specific records of the University of Washington Police Department available under the Public Records Act (PRA), you may make a Public Disclosure request. Requests for records available under the PRA should be sent to Office of Public Records & Open Public Meetings, 4311 11th Ave NE, #360, Seattle, WA 98105-6203, 206.543.9180 or by email: pubrec@uw.edu.