How do I obtain a copy of a report?

In Person

Completed and approved reports are generally available within five days following the filing of the report in person at the police department between 8:00AM - 4:00PM and 5:00PM - 9:00PM Monday through Friday, holidays excluded. There is no charge for a copy of up to 25 pages.

Online

Completed and approved traffic crash reports are available online through the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Search for your accident report.

Additionally, completed and approved police incident reports may be emailed. Email your request to records with specifics (date, time, location, nature of report, and report number if known).

To inquire further regarding the availability of a report, please contact an Administrative Assistant between 8:00AM - 4:00PM and 5:00PM - 9:00PM Monday through Friday, holidays excluded, at 330-673-7716.

While most records are open for public viewing, there are some exceptions:

  1. Certain information may be redacted from reports in accordance with current Ohio public records laws. A good example of this would be social security numbers.
  2. Cases that are currently under active prosecution may not be released by this department. Requests for copies of these reports shall be referred to the Portage County Prosecutor's Office for disclosure under "discovery" proceedings in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code.
  3. Cases under active investigation containing sensitive information which if released may jeopardize the successful investigation of the case, or may cause an uncharged suspect to flee, may be withheld.

These are some general guidelines. Our goal is to release records in the vast majority of requests.

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3. How can I report a traffic related problem in my neighborhood?
4. I just received a traffic citation. How do I pay that?
5. If I call the Brimfield police for a record check, what will you do?
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7. How Can I Commend a Member of the Brimfield Police Department?
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12. Can I have an officer check a license plate for me?
13. How do I obtain a copy of a report?
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