Police reports & accident reports:
You can come in person to obtain a copy of a Police report. Or you can obtain thru the mail.
To obtain a copy of a police or accident report by mail, please send a letter to us with the following information:
Include a check or money order for $15 per report, and made payable to "City of Allentown." A self-addressed stamped envelope is also required.
NOTE: The US Postal Service is running slowly. Be advised your request may not reach our department in a timely manner. Reports are being processed and mailed daily. Please be patient. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Police Records receives, processes, and classifies (UCR), distributes and files all police reports generated by the department. Police Records responds to all requests for information, statistics, and report copies from department personnel, other city bureaus, other law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, citizens, and many other sources.
Police Records is required to maintain the privacy and security of records in compliance with legal requirements, departmental procedures, Municipal Records Act, Freedom of Information Act, and the Criminal History Record Information Act. Inventory, storage, maintenance, security, and expungement of records also falls under the responsibility of Police Records.
A monthly control, validation, and auditing of reports entered into the CLEAN system is also performed by the Officer in charge of Police Records.
If you would like to request your criminal history, please read these instructions.
Right to Know: Please see the FAQs for further information. Download the Right to Know Request Form.
Officer Kim Heffelfinger
Phone: (610) 437-7709
Fax: (610) 437-7706
For background checks:
City of Allentown - 435 Hamilton Street - 610-439-5999