File a Police Report

The Huntsville Police Department offers several ways to file police reports. If you have an emergency and need a police officer to respond and speak to you in person, call 911. If you need a report for documentation or for insurance purposes, call (256) 722-7100 and speak with a police communications representative.


HOW TO FILE A REPORT

There are two ways that a police report can be completed after calling this number. The first is to request that an officer respond to your location and complete the report. This is necessary on all criminal offenses in which you are reporting a property crime, and the suspect is known, and the damage is such that fingerprints or identifying marks are present at the scene. An officer will respond to your location to assess the scene and complete the proper reports. An officer should also respond if the crime is to a person and there is serious physical injury, or if the crime is of a sexual nature. An officer will respond to the scene or to a medical facility to assess the circumstances, and complete the proper report.

In instances where there is no available evidence at the scene, or where the report is being made solely for documentation, and not for criminal prosecution, there is no need for personal contact with an officer. You may call (256) 427-7009 or (256) 427-7114 and an officer will complete your report by telephone. This is useful in cases where a minor theft is involved, such as a theft of gasoline, or where there is no need for further police action other than a report.


SPEAK WITH AN OFFICER

If you need to see an officer in regards to a problem, you may also come to the police department, at 815 Wheeler Ave., and file any needed report. This may be helpful if you do not have an emergency, but prefer to file a report in person. Police officers are on duty 24-hours-a-day to help you in these matters.

If you have any further questions regarding filing a report, call (256) 427-7009 and speak with the information officer.

Please contact your local precinct to file a report in your district. 


ACCIDENT REPORTS

If you are out-of-town, or it is not practical for you to come to the Huntsville Police Department to obtain a copy of the accident report , send either a money order or certified check in the amount of $10.50 with a stamped, self addressed envelope and the order form given to you by the investigating officer to:

Huntsville Police Department
P.O. Box 2085
Huntsville, Alabama 35804-2085
Attn: Records Division
(256) 427-7120

Accident reports may also be obtained online:

Accident Reports