Records Department

The Records department maintains all reports taken by the Kent Police Department. These reports include incident reports, case reports, accident reports and arrest bookings. Records are available from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Copies of Reports

Copies of reports may be obtained in person or by mail.

  • In Person - Come to the police department between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.
  • On line - Accident reports are available on line - see Accident Reports Page.
  • By Mail - Mail your request to the police department. Include a note providing the Report Number (CR) OR the name of one of the parties involved. Including the date and location of the accident would be helpful. Enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope.

There is no charge for the first 19 pages. For reports more than 19 pages, the cost is $.05 per page, including the first 19. Payment must be made in cash or by check.*

Reports are not faxed.

Ohio Revised Code Section 149.43(A)(1)(p) and federal law identify records which are exempt from being public records under the Public Records law, and therefore, are protected from being subject to public record requests. They are:

  • Persons reporting child abuse
  • Rape victims prior to court appearance
  • Juvenile criminal cases
  • Medical records
  • Federal Social Security numbers
  • Identity of a suspect who has not been charged
  • Peace officer residential and familial information
  • Case narratives of open cases will not be released

Record Checks

Many apartment complexes require a records check before renting to an individual. If a form is provided, please bring it to the police department and have a photo ID. If a form is not provided, one is available at the police department at no charge. The police department will check the records maintained only by this department for any reports involving a particular individual. This record check does not check any records which may be on file with other agencies. There is no fee for this service.

Certified record checks (such as those needed in adoption proceedings, and immigration matters) will be done by the police department. Again, only the records maintained by this department will be checked. Come to the police department between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Each person needing a letter should provide a photo ID. The Records Clerk will photocopy the ID and ask how long the individual has lived in the city. The Records Clerk will also ask for a phone number to contact the individual when the letter is done. This procedure will take a few days to do. Make sure you request the letter well before the paperwork needs to be submitted. There is a charge of $1.00 per letter for this service.*

Towed Vehicle Release Forms

Vehicle release forms may be picked up at the police department at any time. A towed vehicle will only be released to the registered owner. A release form will not be given to an intoxicated person. While the release form may be picked up at any time, the tow companies charge extra to release a vehicle after regular business hours.

Fingerprints

The Kent Police Department no longer does civilian fingerprints. Click here to see a list of agencies in Portage County that do fingerprints. Please call first to check hours and fees.

* Fees and pricing are current as of 3-12-2014.
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