For general information, call 615-862-7631
The Central Records Division is responsible for developing and maintaining required law enforcement records to conduct the official business of the department.
The Central Records Division is broken down into two sections, the Public Request Section and the Operations Support Section. The Public Request Section is over the Records Services Unit. The Operations Support Section is broken down into three units, the Data Entry Unit, NCIC/Teletype Unit, and the QAC Unit.
Our Frequently Asked Questions page includes information on obtaining various reports from the Records Division.
To request Police records, reports, Body Worn Cameras, and/or In-Car-Camera footage, download and complete the Open Records Request Policy and Form. Body Worn Cameras and In-Car Camera footage requested will be forwarded to the Police Department's Information Technology Division to be processed.
Records may be requested via mail or hand carry it with payment (do not send cash) to:
MNPD Central Records Division
811 Anderson Lane, Suite 100
Madison, TN 37115
Records may also be requested via email to:
MNPDPublic@nashville.gov (Any reports returned via email and do not take over 1 hour to complete will be free of charge. Any other services provided by Records, must be done in person or by mail.
Policerequests@nashville.gov (Only official business requests from law enforcement agencies will be accepted by this email address. All other requests must be made to the public records requests email.)
A Photo ID is required for all records request.
We do not accept or send requests by fax.
A reasonable fee shall be charged for the reproduction of requested files. Please be aware that there is no ATM on site.
Fee Schedule for Police Reports
Obtaining Crash Reports
Crash reports can be purchased by mail request, at the records counter (refer to fee schedule), or by email at MNPDPublic@nashville.gov
As of July 1, 2019, the Tennessee Legislature has amended the definition of personally identifying information of any person named in any motor vehicle accident report. Details are available within Tennessee Code Annotated § 10-7-504 (a) (31).