Under state law, records generated by the UW-Madison Police Department may be subject to release. All open records requests should be made through the Records section in the Support Services Division.
File an open records request online, and try to be as specific as possible in your request. The Department has 10 working days to complete all records requests and will notify the requester when the request has been completed.
Reports cost $0.25 per page. The Records section will quote the total cost of the transaction at the time of the request. All associated costs may be paid via check or cash.
Requests may also be submitted by phone at (608) 262-4332 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, requests may also be made in person at 1429 Monroe Street, Madison, WI.
Police reports can be requested after an initial appearance has happened within that case.
The UW-Madison Police Department no longer maintains a database of State of Wisconsin MV4000 accident reports and no longer provides copies of completed State accident report forms to requestors.
Requestors of this form are advised to contact the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation Accident Records Unit, where they may request a copy of a report.
All MV4000 accident reports completed by UW-Madison Police Department officers will be available from the Department of Transportation Accident Records Unit when they are complete, generally seven to ten days after the incident.
Although completed MV4000 accident forms will no longer be available, the UW-Madison Police Department will continue to maintain, and provide upon request, completed, non-reportable accident forms.
More information about accidents and accident reports can be found at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website.