When a car accident occurs in Arizona, law enforcement is typically called to the scene. The responding officers will investigate and compile a car accident police report.
This includes information about the drivers involved, witness statements, the accident's location and time, road conditions, and a diagram of the car accident. If there are any citations issued or arrests, an officer will document them in the police report.
While an attorney can obtain the police report for you, you can also get a copy of it. At the crash scene, you can request the report number from the responding officer. This will make it easier to track down your report later.
You can also obtain the police report online. Many Arizona law enforcement agencies offer an online portal where you can request and obtain your car accident report.
If you choose to obtain the police report in person, visit the police department that responded to the crash scene. You may need to fill out a request form and pay a fee.
Lastly, you can order the police report via mail. Send a written request with the car accident details, your contact information, and any required fees to the records division of the law enforcement agency