Obtaining Police Information
1. How do I contact the Records Bureau and/or get a copy of my police report?
- Call Records Bureau at 413-587-1106
- Email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fill out request form in the lobby of the police department (29 Center Street) and put the form in the locked records box.
- Fill out the Records Information Request on the Records Bureau page on the website northamptonpd.com
There are a variety of reasons why you may not be able to get a copy of a report: the report has not been completed yet, the matter is currently under investigation or the report is of a sensitive nature and cannot be disseminated.
2. Do I have to pay to get police reports?
Generally, no. most reports will be free. If the request is extensive in nature where the records need to be searched, segregated, copied, and/or redacted and that will take over two (2) hours, a fee will be assessed. If this is the case, you will receive a letter explaining this and the process.
3. How can I get a copy of my criminal record?
In order to get a Massachusetts statewide CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information), you can click this link https://www.mass.gov/how-to/request-cori-as-an-individual to get instructions on how to do this. We can do a local check of only Northampton if you need a local record check. There is a form you need to fill out and present a photo ID.
4. How can I obtain crime statistics?
Our website contains a daily log of police activity and a specific section titled "Crime Statistics." If you have questions about specific crime data, you may review the statistics section of our website or you may contact the Records Bureau and they may be able to provide you with the information that you are looking for.
5. Can I get a copy of a police report regarding a matter that is currently under investigation?
Probably not. The department will not release reports if cases are still being investigated because it could jeopardize the investigation.