Records Department

The Records Department is responsible for the maintenance of all department records and reports, the proper dissemination of these records, processing of Freedom of Information requests and conducting Criminal Record Checks.

Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday

The police department understands that many people can not come to the police department to obtain a copy of a report during normal business hours. You can contact the Records Department and request a copy of a report and it will be held for you at the Communications Center counter which is open 24 hours a day.

Note: Reports can take up to three business days before they are ready for release.

The fee for a report is $.50 per page.  If you want a copy of multiple reports (such as a copy of all accidents that occurred between certain dates or at a particular location) or other documents such as photographs or tape recordings (if available), you must submit a letter to the Chief of Police requesting this information.  After receipt of the letter you will be contacted as to the availability of the requested records and the fees which apply to your request.

The release of information and report copies are limited by State of Connecticut General Statutes. Types of reports that will not be released are:

  • Pending cases
  • Arrest reports
  • Medical records
  • Signed statements of witnesses
  • Information to be used in a prospective law enforcement action
  • Investigatory techniques
  • Arrest records of juveniles
  • Information on the victim of sexual assault
  • Uncorroborated allegations

Refer to Connecticut General Statute 1-210 for a complete list.

Criminal Record Checks

The Records Department will perform local criminal record checks for residents of the Town of Easton.  These checks will only be for the Town of Easton.  For a check of State of Connecticutcriminal records you must contact the Connecticut State Police Bureau of Identification.  A request form for the State criminal records check can be obtained from the Department of Public Safety Web site: www.state.ct.us/dps/spbi.htm