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How to Request and Get Your Traffic Accident Report from the Glendale Police Department

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

If you've been involved in a car accident in Glendale, Arizona, obtaining a copy of the police report is an essential step in the process of seeking compensation for your injuries and damages. The police report contains critical information about the accident, including the names and contact information of witnesses, the at-fault driver's insurance information, and the responding officer's observations of the scene. In this blog post, we'll discuss how car crash victims can obtain a copy of the police report from the Glendale Police Department.


Step 1: Gather Information at the Scene of the Accident


Before you contact the Glendale Police Department to request a copy of the police report, you'll need to gather some essential information about the accident. This information includes:


  • The date, time, and location of the accident

  • The name and badge number of the responding officer(s)

  • The Traffic Accident Report number, also known as the Departmental Report Number (GO#)


Having this information on hand will make the process of obtaining the police report much smoother.


Step 2: Contact the Glendale Police Department


There are three ways to obtain a copy of the traffic accident report. The easiest way is to submit a request to the Unit’s Traffic Report Partner.


The Glendale Police Department has partnered with BuyCrash to provide traffic accident reports online. BuyCrash allows you to submit your request from the comfort of your own home. Click here to complete an online request form with BuyCrash [https://buycrash.lexisnexisrisk.com/ui/report/search?state=AZ&jurisdiction=GLENDALE%20POLICE%20DEPARTMENT].


The second easiest way to request and obtain your traffic accident report is to email the Glendale Police Department’s Records Department a completed Public Records Request Form. Once you have completed the Request Form, you can email it to PDPublicRecords@glendaleaz.com to begin the process of obtaining your traffic accident report.


Finally, you can mail a completed Public Records Request Form directly to the Glendale Police Department’s Records Department at:


Glendale Police Department

Attn: Records

6835 N. 57th Drive

Glendale, AZ 85301


Once your request has been processed, the Glendale Records Department will either mail the report to you or call you to inform you that the report is ready for pick-up.


Step 3: Receive the Police Report


The Glendale Police Department will process your request and either mail you a copy of the police report, or call you to inform you that the report is ready for pick-up. You are able to choose which option you’d like on your Public Records Request Form. The length of time it takes to receive the report can vary, but it typically takes several weeks. Of course, if you request your report directly through BuyCrash, the waiting time may be less.


Why Your Glendale Traffic Accident Report Matters for Your Car Accident Case


Your Glendale traffic accident report is an essential part of your injury case. It contains vital details about your accident, such as the information of the drivers involved and the information of any witnesses. If the driver who caused your car accident broke any Arizona laws while driving, your traffic accident report should state that. Finally, the responding officer documents the details of the accident, like road conditions, whether traffic control devices were obeyed or disobeyed, and whether the other driver was distracted before your collision.


In conclusion, obtaining a copy of your traffic accident report from the Glendale Police Department is typically a simple process. By following the steps outlined above, you can ensure that your request is processed quickly and efficiently, allowing you to obtain the information you need to move forward after your accident. If you have any questions or concerns about the process, don't hesitate to contact The Dr. Lawyer Law Group for assistance with your Glendale car accident case.


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