Release of information is covered by the Code of Virginia; specifically, the Freedom of Information Act.
Generally, if the report CAN be released we WILL release the information. Please see the FOIA Statement here.
The quickest and easiest way to obtain a report, is to refer to our Contact Page and send a web form request. Of course, you can also write us a letter or call. We prefer an email as that will spell out what you need and give us the time to find and duplicate the requested information.
FAQ - Obtain a copy of my police incident report?
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