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Beckley Police Department
340 Prince St
Beckley, WV 25801
304-256-1720
304-256-1721

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Records 

The Records Division serves as a customer service point and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including legal holidays. Operations of the Beckley Police Department Records Division are supervised by Support Services Commander Capt. Cheri D. Mullens. Records Division is the official repository for all police and collision reports created by the Beckley Police Department. The division completes data entry into the department's records management system and handles both officer requests for information and public requests. In all, the Records Division processes and maintains nearly 23,000 cases each year.

While the primary goal of the Records Division is to provide support for other divisions, a considerable portion of our time is spent working directly with the public. Clerks provide citizens with several services such as assisting with information requests, and providing crash and criminal offense report copies. Information is also gathered and prepared for local media representatives by Records personnel.

The Records Division also prepares statistical reports such as the NIBRS and Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) for the State of West Virginia, FBI as well as for interdepartmental use to determine crime ratedata. 

INFORMATION REQUESTS

All requests for information must be in writing. Release of information is done in accordance with the West Virginia Public Information or the Freedom of Information Act.

Crash report requests may be made in person or submitted by mail, but must include payment prior to processing(see fee schedule below).

A Crash Report copy may also be obtained from  REPORT BEAM at: http://www.reportbeam.com/.

Report Beam

Police Incident Reports and background checks may be obtained directly at the Records Division of the Police Department with proper identification.  Please note that background checks can only be completed with a signed release of the subject of interest and only contain those records maintained by the Beckley Police Department.

Parking ticket payments and appeal notices are also handled through this division. You may pay a parking ticket through the mail or in person.  Click here for additional information regarding parking citations.

 


Police Report Document Duplication Fees

SERVICE

COST

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Crash Report Copy

$20.00

You may copy any information from the report in person on your own at no cost.

Police Report (Synopsis)

$20.00

This is a printed overview of the report which is accepted by insurance companies.

Information Research

$30.00

Any compiling of statistical information for specific time periods or locations. (Cost may increase if research time exceeds 2 hours)

Criminal History Background Check

$20.00

Note* This fee is for a check of the Beckley Police Department records ONLY. For a criminal history check of the state of West Virginia, contact the West Virginia State Police.

Digital Photo/Document Disk

$20.00

Applies to crash photos and existing electronic records.

Fingerprinting - Residents

FREE

Residents must show proof

Fingerprinting - Non-Residents

$10.00

This fee is for non-residents

* Fees Reflect Both Paper and Electronic Formats (Per Report)
Costs effective: 01-12-2011


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests 

 

The West Virginia Freedom of Information Act (“Act”), W.Va. Code §29B-1-1 et seq., requires public bodies to provide public records in response to requests, unless those records are exempt from disclosure in accordance with the Act.

 

Filing a Request

No particular form is required to submit a FOIA request. To make sure we understand exactly what you want, we need your request to be in writing.

 

Costs

A $10.00 search fee is charged for FOIA requests unless you are, or your organization is, exempt from paying fees.Government agencies, public officers, boards or bodies or volunteer fire companies, educational and scientific institutions are exempt. The search fee must be paid for every search even if no record is found.

 

Requests that would be burdensome or extensive and require more than one hour of compilation may require a search fee, depending on the request. If there will be an additional cost, we will let you know the amount before we make the copies, unless you give us a limit. In some cases, we may send an estimated bill and request payment before sending the records to you.

 

If you wish to inspect records rather than receive copies, please state so in your request. We will arrange for inspection of the records. There is no reproduction fee for inspection of records.

 

Certain personal information on police records is protected by the Federal Privacy Protection Act (552b) and also by section 29B-1-4 of the West Virginia Code, Freedom of Information of Public Records.

 

CONTACT THE RECORDS DIVISION

Beckley Police Department
Attn: Records Division
340 West Prince Street
Beckley, WV 25801

Phone:    304-256-1720
               304-256-1721


Fax:         304-256-1731