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.

PLEASE NOTE:  Police reports include all documents, video, audio, or any documentation related to your case.

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: 2 MB.


    Effective June 1, 2021  

    *no charges for $3.00 and under

    General Copies Pricing Structure
    Copy per page (black/white) $0.10 per page
    Copy per page (color) $0.15 per page
    CD or DVD (4.7GB) $5.00 for first disk;  $0.05 per additional disk
    Flash Drive  
        16GB $6.00
        32GB $8.00
        64GB $12.00
        128 GB $26.00
    External Hard Drive < 2TB $65.00

    *Requests in excess of $5.00 and requests for photos, video and/or audio may require pre-payment. UWPD accepts cash, money order, check and credit cardd.

    *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 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.

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