Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I obtain a copy of a Police Incident Report?
A. All incident reports (other than motor vehicle accident reports) are stored at the Prince George's County
Police Department - Central Records Division. To obtain a copy of a police report you must mail your
request, a fee of $5.00, and a self addressed envelope to Police Records Center, 4923 43rd Avenue -
Hyattsville, Maryland 20781. Fee must be submitted in the form of a business check or money order.
Cash, credit cards and personal checks are not accepted. Please provide names of persons involved,
date, time, and the location of the incident. Also, if available, please include the related case number.
Q. How long does it take for my report to arrive after I make a request?
A. Generally the report copy will arrive in 2-4 weeks.
Q. Can I obtain a copy of the report in person?
A. NO, police reports can only be obtained from the Police Records Center by mail. You may contact the
Police Records Center Automated Request Line at (301) 985-3660.