Police Records

Police Records is responsible for processing all police reports, accident reports, sex offender registration and gun permits.

Police Incident Reports

All police reports are released through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Requests must be made in writing and are accepted in person, by mail, email or fax. ELPD has five business days to provide a response. In cases when more time is needed to provide a complete response, a 10-business-day extension may be necessary. Fees vary based on the amount of information requested and the time to process the information.

Reports are either mailed out (postage will be charged as appropriate) or picked up in person. No reports will be faxed.

Learn more about making a FOIA Request

Accident Reports

Accident reports are released by request. There are three options to obtain an Accident Report, including (no accident reports can be faxed):

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (Act 442 of 1976) establishes a citizen's legal right to access government records and information upon request. The ELPD Records Bureau processes police incident reports via the FOIA process.

Learn more about making a FOIA Request

Gun Permits

Gun Permits are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Firearm permits are FREE, however, permits require a notary at $5 each.

Learn more @ Firearms in Michigan

Other Services (Police Records) 

  • record checks / security clearance letters
  • notary public service ($5)
  • in-car video
  • all other video and audio
  • sex offender registry ($50)
  • background checks
Other Services (Police Desk)
  • PBT ($7)
  • fingerprinting ($6)