Rochester Police Department- Frequently Asked Questions

Accident/Records -  Location and Hours: 

Accident/Records is located at the City Public Safety Building, 185 Exchange Blvd. Business hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed holidays and weekends. 

  Accident Reports  and how to obtain copies: 

Copies of Accident reports are provided in person to involved parties for a fee of .25 cents per copied page. Involved parties may also obtain a free copy online at policereports.lexisnexis.com (note: do not use www in the address bar).  Insurance companies may also obtain copies of accident reports for a fee at the above web address.  Others seeking copies of accident reports must file a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request online at www.cityofrochester.gov/FOIL, in person at City Hall or Accident Records at the City Public Safety Building.

Criminal Record Checks and how to obtain them: 

To receive a background check, you must complete an application in person and present two forms of identification. The first is an official photo ID, which includes a driver license, non-driver photo ID, learner permit or passport.  The second ID is your social security card.  There is a $15 fee payable by cash, credit card or money order payable to the City Treasurer.  Background checks will be mailed within seven-10 business days.  

Background check applicants residing out of state require a fingerprint card from your local police department. A notarized photo copy of your driver license, non-driver photo ID, learner permit or passport and social security card are also required.  There is a $15 fee payable by money order to the City Treasurer.

Fingerprinting and where to get them: 

Fingerprinting services are available Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Most fingerprints are done electronically through L1 Services.  They can be reached at 1-877-472-6915, or online at www.identogo.com for more information.  If you have fingerprint cards, please bring them with you, along with a driver license, non-driver photo ID, learner permit or passport.  There is a $25 processing fee payable by cash, credit card or money order payable to the City Treasurer.   

Pistol permits applicants must reside in the City of Rochester.  There is a processing fee of $125 payable by cash, credit card or money order payable to the City Treasurer.  Note: This fee only covers fingerprint processing for the pistol permit.   

Crime Reports  and how to obtain copies: 

Crime reports are provided only to the victim of a crime or reporting person. Please note: Identification is required to obtain a copy, along with a possible fee of .25 cents per copied page.  If you would like to obtain a copy of a crime report and you are not the victim or reporting person, you must complete a FOIL request.  This can be completed online at www.cityofrochester.gov/FOIL, in person at City Hall or Accident Records at the City Public Safety Building. 

Arrested Individuals and how to obtain information concerning them:

For arrest information, please call 3-1-1- or (585) 428-5990.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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