Frequently Asked Questions - Rochester Police Department

Accident/Records -  Location and Hours:

Accident/Records is located at the City Public Safety Building, 185 Exchange Blvd. Business hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed holidays and weekends.

  Accident Reports  and how to obtain copies: 

Copies of Accident reports are provided in person to involved parties for a $0.25 cents per copied page fee. Involved parties may also obtain a free copy online at policereports.lexisnexis.com (note: do not use www in the address bar).  Insurance companies may also obtain copies of accident reports for a fee at the above web address.  Others seeking copies of accident reports must file a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request online at www.cityofrochester.gov/FOIL, in person at City Hall or Accident Records at the City Public Safety Building.

Criminal History/Record Checks and how to obtain them: 

To receive a Criminal History Check, you must complete an application in person and present two forms of identification. The first is an official photo ID, which includes a driver license, non-driver photo ID, learner permit or passport.  The second ID is your social security card.  There is a $25 fee payable by Cash, Credit Card, Post Office Money Order or Cashier's Check payable to the City Treasurer.  Background checks will be mailed within seven-10 business days. 

 Criminal History Check applicants residing out of state require a fingerprint card from your local police department. A notarized photo copy of your driver license, non-driver photo ID, learner permit or passport and social security card are also required.  There is a $25 fee payable by Post Office Money Order or Cashier's Check payable to the City Treasurer.


Fingerprinting and where to get them: 

Fingerprinting services are available Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Most fingerprints are done electronically through L1 Services.  For more information, L1 can be reached at 1-877-472-6915, or online at www.identogo.com.  If you have fingerprint cards, please bring them with you, along with a driver license, non-driver photo ID, learner permit or passport.  There is a $25 processing fee payable by Cash, Credit Card, Post Office Money Order or Cashier's check payable to the City Treasurer.   

Pistol permits applicants must reside in the City of Rochester.  There is a processing fee of $125 payable by Cash, Credit Card, Post Office Money Order or Cashier's Check payable to the City Treasurer.  Note: This fee covers FBI, NYS and Rochester Police Background Investigation and fingerprint processing for the pistol permit.   

Crime Reports  and how to obtain copies:

Crime reports are provided only to the victim of a crime or reporting person. Please note: Identification is required to obtain a copy, along with a possible fee of $0.25 cents per copied page.  If you would like to obtain a copy of a crime report and you are not the victim or reporting person, you must complete a FOIL request.  This can be completed online at www.cityofrochester.gov/FOIL, in person at City Hall or Accident Records at the City Public Safety Building. 

Arrested Individuals and how to obtain information concerning them:

For arrest information, please call 3-1-1- or (585) 428-5990.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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