How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
You may call the Records Office at 200-7714 or stop by the police department on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Accident reports can be obtained online via Lexis Nexis.
Support assistance for citizens who are having issues purchasing a crash report should all go to 1-866-215-2771.
The minimum cost for a report is $5.00. Reports cannot be faxed or emailed. If you would like a different type of report mailed to you, send a letter requesting the report along with a $5 check made payable to the Marion Police Department and include a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Records Office, Marion Police Department, 6315 Highway 151, Marion, IA 52302. It is helpful if you are able to provide a case number, date of incident and names of those individuals involved with your request.
What information will I receive?
You will receive a Public Release which lists the victim(s), offenders(s), if arrested, date and time the offense occurred, the location, as well as any property that may have been stolen or damaged. If you are a party to an accident, you will receive the accident report. This report contains driver and insurance information, any citations issued, witness names, if any, a diagram of the accident scene and a narrative written by the officer investigating the accident.
How can my attorney obtain more information?
A subpoena requesting the report in its entirety may be required. There is a fee for the copying of the report which may exceed the minimum of $5.00. If any photos or videos exist, there is a duplication fee for those as well. Please contact the Records Office at 200-7714 for further questions.
How do I get fingerprints taken?
The Marion Police Department does fingerprinting on Thursdays of each week, between the hours of 9am-1pm. The cost is $10.00 for up to two fingerprint cards and $5.00 for each additional card. Please note you must provide the fingerprint card(s).