Records Requests

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 UWPD Records Unit.

Use the form below to file a records request online. Try to be as specific as possible in your request. The department processes and releases all records in a reasonable and timely manner, in compliance with the State of Wisconsin’s open records laws. We will notify the requester when the request has been completed.

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  • If you have a consent form and/or another file(s) you'd like to include to help our staff fulfill this request, please attach it here.
    Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 32 MB.

    Fees for UWPD Records

    Effective April 1, 2023
    *no charges for $5.00 and under

    General Copies

    • Copy per page (black/white): $0.10 per page
    • Copy per page (color): $0.15 per page


    • CD or DVD (4.7GB): $2.50 per disk

    Flash Drive

    • 16GB: $6.00
    • 32GB: $8.00
    • 64GB: $12.00
    • 128GB: $26.00

    External Hard Drive

    • Under 2TB: $65.00


    • Cost of postage

    Make a Payment

    Requests in excess of $5.00 and requests for photos, video and/or audio may require pre-payment.

    If pre-payment is required, UW-Madison will send you an invoice. Please do not send payment when your request is submitted.

    UWPD prefers all records requests to be submitted via our online form above. However, requests may also be submitted by email at or by Fax (608) 262-9768. Requests may also be made in person at UWPD’s main headquarters (1429 Monroe Street, Madison, WI) . If you have questions, please call the UWPD Records Unit at 608-262-4332.