POLICE REPORTS

The Dover Police Department takes very seriously the release of personal information regarding those citizens with whom we come in contact. You can be assured that we will only release protected information after obtaining proof of the identities of the persons requesting documents.

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY OR AN “IN-PROGRESS” ACTIVITY, CALL 911

To make a police report about a crime or other incident that is not an emergency, you have the following options:

  • You can call the Dover Police Department non-emergency phone number (302) 736-7111 and request that an officer be sent to your location.
  • You can come in to the police department at anytime and speak to an officer.  The police department is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Please refer to the list below for information on how to request and/or obtain a copy of a police report. In most cases, reports are ready for release within 7-10 days of the applicable incident.

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  • The Dover Police Department will release a “Victim’s Copy” of a crime report to any victim listed on the report. You must appear in person with photo ID to obtain your copy, however, you should contact our Records Unit at 736-7105 (Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-4:00PM) in advance to verify that the report has been processed and is ready to release.
  • In the case of a minor child, a custodial parent/legal guardian may obtain the Victim’s Copy; in the case of a deceased victim, the next of kin may obtain. (Proof of relationship required)
  • There is no fee for a Victim’s Copy of a crime report.
  • Copies of crime reports are not released to anyone other than the stated victim unless directed via a court-issued subpoena.
  • Insurance companies may request copies of crime reports relating to their insured’s property only; no suspect information is released. Requests must be made in writing, fees apply. The current fee is $25.00 (subject to change without notice)

Crash Report

  • Drivers or Owners of vehicles involved in a crash may purchase a copy of the crash report.
  • Insurance companies may purchase a copy of crash reports involving their insured via a written request and applicable payment.
  • The current fee for a crash report is $25.00 (subject to change without notice)
  • Contact our Records Unit at 736-7109 (Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-4:00PM) in advance to verify that the crash report has been processed and is ready to release.
  • For faster results, please have the Crash Information Exchange Form that (provided at the time of the crash) for reference.

Traffic Ticket/Uniform Traffic Summons

  • If you are issued a Uniform Traffic Summons and lose/misplace your copy of the ticket, we are happy to provide you with a copy.
  • You must appear in person with photo ID to obtain your copy. No copy fees apply.

Dover City Ordinance

  • If you are issued a Dover City Ordinance Summons and lose/misplace your copy of the ticket, we are happy to provide you with a copy.
  • You must appear in person with photo ID to obtain your copy. No copy fees apply.

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, APPLICABLE FEES MAY BE PAID OVER THE PHONE WITH CREDIT CARD PRIOR TO PICKUP. ASK ANY RECORDS UNIT CLERK FOR DETAILS.

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