Police Records

Obtain Police Records

To obtain copies of departmental reports or other reports or media released under public records law, you can submit a request using LexisNexis.  This online portal can assist you with requesting the following reports: 

  • Incident Report
  • Accident Report
  • 911 Recordings / Dispatch Radio Traffic
  • Background Check Request
  • Body Camera / Dash Cam
  • Request for Service Reports

During this process, you will be asked to specify your involvement with the record you are seeking.  Media members are encouraged to select "other" and describe your media affiliation in the field provided so your request can be accurately tracked and processed.  Once a public records request is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.  

While the Records Division strives to fulfill records requests as soon as possible, some requests may take longer than others to process based on complexity, size, and nature of the records sought.  Each request is processed in the order in which it is received. 

If the item you are seeking is not listed on the portal, contact the Records Division in person or by phone during regular business hours.  Report requests can be made in person by going to the Cottonwood Police Department during normal business hours. 

Please note traffic collision reports are automatically uploaded to BuyCrash through LexisNexis.  To obtain a copy of your report this way, complete the online accident request form.

Accident Reports

To obtain a copy of a Police Accident Report:

Complete an online Accident Request and enter the following information:

  • State
  • Jurisdiction (Cottonwood Police Department)
  • Report Number

- OR - 

  • Last Name and Date of Incident

- OR -

  • Last Name and Location Street


Incident Reports/Accident Reports Collision of a motor vehicle. Any report concerning both criminal and non-criminal incidents. This report will give details of the event.

$10.00 per report
911 Recordings/Dispatch Radio Traffic 911 recordings or phone records from incidents. Radio communication between dispatch and public safety personnel.

$40.00 per audio hour. Minimum charge will be $40.00
Background Check Request  Request for a background check of the person's contact with Cottonwood Police Department only. Per state law, this agency can only provide a background check with Cottonwood Police Department’s in-house records. We cannot provide any information regarding other agencies’ records or provide a criminal history for this individual

$10.00 per report
Body Cam / Dash Cam Incident footage from any cameras worn by officers. Incident footage from dash cameras if available.

$40.00 per 1 hour of reviewed video. Minimum charge will be $40.00
Request for Services Reports Requests for multiple reports involving a specific address and/or individual within a limited time frame.

$10.00 per report

Contact Information

199 S. 6th St. 

Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Phone (928) 634-4246

Email: cwpdrecords@cottonwoodaz.gov

Open: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm