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Requests for police reports may be directed to the Clayton Police Department Records Division at Clayton Police Department, Attn: Records Division, 10 S. Brentwood Blvd., Clayton, Mo. 63105.  Requests must be in writing over the signature of the person requesting the report.  The request should denote the reason for the release and contain the report number or date and time of the incident.  Please allow at least two weeks from the time of the incident until a report has final approval from all supervision review.

Police report information is governed by Missouri Sunshine Law under Chapter 610.  While most information is considered public knowledge, limits may apply in certain circumstances.  Most auto accidents, sick cases, accidental injuries can be released with no restrictions.  The amount and type of information released may be restricted in cases involving a criminal incident, for example, if an arrest was made, prosecution or judicial action is pending, or further police investigation is being conducted in the matter.  The requesting individual should contact the Records Division at 314-290-8403 for the status of a report and the release availability before making a written request.

There is a fee of $5.00 per report unless additional extensive preparation is required. Auto accident reports authorized for public release can also be purchased on line at www.buycrash.com. The cost of the report is $3.00 and there is also an $8.00 company processing fee.

Any associated photos and videos can only be released with prior authorization from the Records Division.  There is a $10.00 fee to have photos and or videos copied to a CD.  Payments should be made to the Clayton Police Department by check and should be included with the written request.