Police reports & accident reports:Effective immediately, if you need to obtain a copy of a Police report or accident report, please send a letter to us with:NameAddressPhone numberDate of incidentIncident number (if you have the information)Location of occurrenceInclude a check or money order payable to "City of Allentown" for $15 for each report you need. Please also include a self addressed stamped envelope. Mail to : For an incident report: Allentown Police Department Attn: Staff Review 425 W. Hamilton St Allentown, Pa 18101 For an accident report: Allentown Police Department Attn: Traffic Office 425 W. Hamilton St Allentown, Pa 18101Please bare in mind the US Postal service is running slow. It may take a week for the request to get to our offices and then a week to get back to you. We are handling the request daily and mailing them out daily. So please be patient. We will update in this page when this procedure has changed back to normal.We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Staff Review receives, processes, and classifies (UCR),
distributes and files all police reports generated by the department. Staff Review 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.
Staff Review 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 Staff Review.
A monthly control, validation, and auditing of reports
entered into the CLEAN system is also performed by the Officer in charge of
Special Event Permits and Block Party Permits are processed
through Staff Review. A Block Party
Permit form is provided to citizens interested in closing a city street for a
neighborhood block party. The
requirement for the block party is that
the individual applying for the permit must show a valid ID providing proof
that they reside at the listed street they wish to close. The Block Party form must be signed by 75 percent of the neighbors on the street and returned to Staff Review no less
than ten days prior to the event. The
completed form is reviewed by a police Captain, who either approves or denies
the permit. The cost of an approved
block party permit is ten dollars. Please see this application for further instructions.
Police Reports can be obtained by the public at Staff Review, located on the College Street side of the Public Safety Building, at the cost of fifteen dollars. The
requirements are that the individual requesting a copy of the police report has
to be named on the police report. Valid
photo ID is required by the person requesting a copy of the report. Arrest reports and investigative supplements
are not available to the public. At
this time, reports can be purchased with cash, personal or business checks, and
money orders. 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
City of Allentown - 435 Hamilton Street - 610-439-5999