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The mission of the Records Section of the Madison Police Department is to provide administrative support for all members of the department in order to best accomplish the department's mission of providing high quality police services. The Records Section will process police records, external requests for records, and internal technology requests in a timely manner.

Public Records Requests

The public can access police reports in a number of ways:
  • Call Records at (608) 266-4075.
  • Mail requests to:
    211 S. Carroll St.
    Madison, WI, 53703
  • Visit in-person:
    City-County Building
    210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Follow signs to the ground floor
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8am - 4pm
  • Fax Records at (608) 267-1117.
  • Contact Online

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All reports are subject to a review process.

Below is a link to a document that explains further the records review process and explains what you can expect when you make a public records request from the Madison Police Department.

Fees for Reports

Below is a link to the detailed Fee List for Madison Police Records. Postage fees will be added when records are mailed. Location fees will be imposed if the cost of location (including searching for and identifying responsive records) is $50 or greater. Prepayment may be required if the total fee exceeds $5.