Request Police Records
The Rockville City Police Department offers three ways for citizens to request law enforcement records:
- By mail
- In person at our administrative offices from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
If you prefer to make a written request, complete the RCPD Records Request Form and send your request to:
Rockville City Police Department Records Division
2 West Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Rockville City Police Department shares jurisdiction with multiple law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County. Rockville City Police will only respond to incidents that occur within City of Rockville limits. Use the Address and Residency Check Tool to check if an incident occurred within Rockville City limits.
The Rockville City Police Department provides access to law enforcement records in compliance with the Maryland Public Information Act. Under MPIA law, certain information is required to be redacted from law enforcement records before release to the public. The City of Rockville is required to verify that the person requesting a law enforcement record is an involved party. Government-issued photo identification is required to obtain all police records. If you would like to request a record and you are not an involved party, please file a Maryland Public Information Act request.
The following information is REQUIRED to complete an RCPD Records Request Form:
- 9-10 digit police report or incident number
- Date of the incident
- Location of the incident
- Names of involved parties
- Name of Person Requesting Report
- Involvement of Requestor in Police Incident (Involved Party, Attorney, Insurance, etc.)
- Phone Number of Requestor (email address optional)
- REQUIRED: Include a copy/photograph of your government-issued photo identification with the request.
If you wish to receive a copy of your report by mail or electronic communication, please include a check made payable to the "City of Rockville" for the total amount of the request. Please refer to the Fees section below to calculate the total cost of a records request.
Rockville City Police Department complies with deadlines set by Maryland Public Information Act law. Requests are fulfilled within a reasonable period not to exceed 30 days after receipt of the application. In the event the time to produce the public record is estimated to be more than 10 working days, the city will contact you in writing or by electronic mail with the amount of time the city anticipates it will take to produce the public record and the reason for the delay. City staff will contact you if additional information is required. If it is determined the scope of a request requires conversion to a formal Maryland Public Information Act request, you will be notified by city staff.
A processing fee of $5 per report is the standard fee for all police incident reports. If you are requesting multiple copies of a report or multiple reports from different incidents, please calculate the total of your request using the fee schedule below.
- Incident Reports: $5 per copy
- Accident Reports: $5 per copy
- Animal Control Reports: $5 per copy
- Body Camera on CD: $5 per copy
- Body Camera on USB: $5 per copy
Types of Requests
911 Call Records
The Rockville City Police Department is not the custodian of 911 call records. All 911 call records must be obtained through the Montgomery County Police Department Records Division.
Police Incident Reports
Police incident reports are a matter of public record and are available for public records request 5-10 days after an incident has occurred. Rockville City Police Department can only release records generated by Rockville City Police Officers.
Collision reports are available 24/7 on crashdocs.org for a fee of $10. You may also request collision reports through the City of Rockville. Collision reports are available for public records request 3-5 days after a collision has occurred. Rockville City Police Department can only release records generated by Rockville City Police Officers.
Animal Control Reports
Animal control reports are available 3-5 days after an incident has occurred. If you are requesting the decision order following an Animal Review Official Hearing, decisions take 10 days after a hearing to be issued.
Law Enforcement and Other Government Agency Requests
For law enforcement and government agency personnel only: Please contact our records department at 240-314-8916 for information on how to submit a request with our agency.