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    Police Reports & Criminal Record Check Requests


    Requests must be accompanied with a Self Address Stamped Envelope


    Incident Verification


    • Verification of an incident can be obtained from The Records Unit by the complainant, victim or property owner.  Copies of case records on file with the police department are released only to law enforcement officers or pursuant to a subpoena.  Incident verifications will not be available until at least 48 hours after the report was taken.

    • A $10.00 search and service fee in the form of cash, money order or check made payable to the Lynchburg City Police Department is required, and a stamped self-addressed envelope. The request may be made in person or by mail.


    Traffic Accident Reports

    Effective June 1, 2019, the Lynchburg Police Department Records Unit will no longer release vehicle crash reports to citizens or insurance companies. After June 1, 2019, individuals seeking a copy of a crash report from a crash that they were involved in should contact their local DMV office. Please refer to the following DMV website for detailed information on obtaining a crash report: www.dmv.virginia.gov/general/records/accident.html


    To Obtain Criminal Records Checks 


    • As of June 1, 2017 the Lynchburg Police Department no longer offers Criminal Background Checks.

    • To obtain Criminal Background Checks in the Commonwealth of Virginia please visit the Virginia State Police Website.

    For more information contact the Lynchburg Police Department Records Unit (434) 455-6069