Police Records

Police reports are available through the Records Division as a convenience to victims. The primary goal of the Records Division when releasing police reports is to protect the rights of those individuals named in the report. As a result, police reports can be retrieved from the Records Division for the following persons:

Persons involved in the incident (victim, suspect, property owner); family members of persons involved in the incident if the person involved in the incident is deceased (death certificate required) or incompetent (statement from doctor on letterhead required); and witnesses to an incident.

Other Services:
Vehicle Release Forms/Tow Release
Background Checks

Police Reports:

Police reports can take up to 3 days from the date of incident to be completed. It is recommended to ensure your report is available prior to submitting your record request and payment. To check the status of your report, please contact the Records Department at (314) 524-3311 opt 2.

To request a copy of a police report, please click the following link https://www.cityofberkeley.us/egov/documents/1603123184_85247.pdf and complete the request form.

Submit the completed form to the Records Department via fax to (314) 264-2197 or via email to pdrecords@ci.berkeley.mo.us. 

You may also submit your request by mail to the Berkeley Police Department at 8340 Frost Avenue, Berkeley, MO 63134, ATTN: Records Department, or you may pick up a copy in person.

Please note there is a $10.00 fee for each report requested, with the exception of Call for Service detail reports which are free of charge.

We accept cash, check, and credit/debit. If paying in person with a credit/debit card, there is a 3% service fee; if paying online with a credit/debit card, there will be a 2.5% service fee or a minimum of $1.50 for using this system.

We also offer an over-the-phone payment option for citizens that require assistance with making a payment; there will be a 2.5% service fee or a minimum of $1.50 for payments processed by phone.

NOTE: The $10.00 fee does not apply to other law enforcement or government agencies.

Vehicle Release Forms:

If you're vehicle has been towed by the Berkeley Police Department for any reason, your vehicle will be towed by Doc's Towing, 2810 Walton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63114.

In order to have your vehicle released from Doc's Towing, you must first obtain a Vehicle Release Form from our Records Department.

You will need to bring the following items to the station to obtain your release form:

  • Proof of ownership such as title, registration, or bill of sale
  • Valid Photo ID

If the owner of the vehicle cannot be present, please bring a notarized letter of consent from the owner authorizing you to pick up the vehicle release form on their behalf in addition to the title/registration/bill of sale and a valid photo of the person picking up the release.

If an insurance company or another tow company is picking up the release on the owner's behalf, please have a Hold Harmless letter in addition to the proof of ownership and valid photo ID.

If you have any questions regarding tow/storage fees, please contact Doc's Towing at (314) 426-0110.

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the Vehicle Release Form, please contact our Records Department.

Background Checks:

If you are submitting a background check for employment, you may submit your request via fax to (314) 264-2197 or via email to pdrecords@ci.berkeley.mo.us.

If this is a personal request, we can only provide information for incidents that happened within the City of Berkeley. For a complete history, please go to St. Louis County Police Headquarters at 7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105 for a St. Louis City and County check. Please call St. Louis County for more information (314) 615-5000. https://stlouiscountypolice.com/Citizen-Resources/Background-Checks

Sunshine Requests:

Please submit all Sunshine Record Requests to the City Clerk:

City of Berkeley City Hall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8425 Airport Rd.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Berkeley, MO 63134                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ATTN: City Clerk

If you have additional questions, please contact the City Clerk at (314) 524-3313 or via email CityClerk@ci.berkeley.mo.us.

General Inquiries, Compliments, or Concerns:

Please use this link https://www.cityofberkeley.us/egov/apps/action/center.egov?view=form;page=1;id=28 to contact the Police Department for the following:

  • General Inquiries
  • Report community concerns/nuisances
  • Compliment an officer for their service during a call
  • Voice a concern about an officer's service during a call

Anonymous Crime Tip Line:

To report a crime in your neighborhood without fear of retaliation from the person(s) being reported, you may contact our Crime Tip Line 24 hrs/day, 7 days a week at (314) 400-3847.

All tips left on this line are anonymous and will remain confidential.

Contact Us

8340 Frost Ave
Berkeley, MO 63134
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  • Phone: (314) 524-3311
  • Fax: (314) 264-2197
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline:
    (314) 400-3847

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