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Police Department

Support Services

Records Division

The Records Division is located inside the Shorewood Police Department at 903 West Jefferson Street, Shorewood, IL.  You may call us at 815/725-1460.  The Records Department is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Records Division of the Shorewood Police Department is responsible for the preparation, processing, and maintenance of all departmental records.  The clerks in our Records Division also assist citizens with walk-in services, answer telephones, transmit messages and route requests for information to the appropriate departmental personnel.  Additionally, the Records Division submits all required crime statistics and reports to the appropriate county, state, and federal agency as prescribed by law. 

Copy of an Accident Report

There is a $5.00 charge for a copy of an Accident Report.  A written request from an insurance company with the $5.00 fee is accepted.  There is generally no fee for any subsequent police report for the first fifty pages.  Cash, check, and credit card are accepted forms of payment for records reports.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., is the Illinois Statute governing the inspection of public records.

The Shorewood Police Department maintains the records of the Police Department.  Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), all public records not exempt under Section 7 of the Act must be made available for inspection or copying.  In order to do this, a written request must be submitted to a Freedom of Information officer (see below).  Freedom of Information Act Request forms are available at the Police Department or the Village Hall or by clicking on the links below.  A Freedom of Information Officer will respond to the request within five business days.  Requests being made for commercial purposes will be responded to within 21 days.  Fees for the reproduction and certifying of the public records may be charged.  Any questions regarding the Freedom of Information Act or requests for public records should be directed to the Shorewood Police Department Information Officer Trisha Hoppenrath.    Click here for the online form.