How do I get a copy of a police report?

The River Falls Police Department operates under Wisconsin's Open Records Law. Copies are $0.25 per page for 8 1/2 x 11.  Other media fees are pursuant to the City's Fee Schedule. Requests are processed in the order in which they are received by police department staff.  Complex reports may take longer. For further information click here.


Obtain an open records request form. Click here to email staff with any questions you may have.

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1. How do I get a copy of a police report?
2. Does the Police Department do fingerprinting and when can I have my fingerprints done?
3. I'm hosting a party, is there anything I should do?
4. Why did it take so long for the Police to come when I called them?
5. Why do they ask so many questions when I call the police?
6. Can the Police open my car if I have locked my keys inside?
7. Someone has abandoned a junk car in my parking lot or on my property. Can the Police tow it away for me?
8. How can I find out if someone is in jail, when someone in jail can be visited and any other information about persons in jail?
9. Where do I go to pay my Traffic/City Ordinance Violation citation or Parking Ticket?
10. Can I make a Police report at any time of day and do I need to make an appointment?
11. How do I request City assistance with a special event?
12. Can I make a Police report over the telephone or does a police officer have to come to my house?
13. What is a restraining order and how do I get one?
14. We have a problem with speeders in our neighborhood. What can we do about it?
15. I have a question regarding the rights and responsibilities of landlord's and tenants. Where can I get information on this topic?
16. Should I report suspicious activity in my neighborhood?