How to get a copy of an incident report from the CCSO

Incident Report Requests

In order to request a copy of a particular incident report, you must know - at a minimum - the following three pieces of information:

  • the date of the incident
  • the complete name of at least one of the involved parties listed in the incident
  • the location of the incident

The more information you can provide - such as the nature of the incident and, especially, the incident report number - the easier it will be for us to locate the report and provide you a copy.

As long as you have the minimum information required, you may use this form to request a copy of the report. Otherwise, we will not be able to process your request.

The Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office files thousands of incident reports annually. These reports document both major and minor events whether they are criminal in nature or not. It is important to know that not all events require an incident report. It is also important to know that there are at least four other law enforcement agencies within Chesterfield county that submit incident reports on events within their own jurisdictions. The CCSO does not have direct access to those agencies' reports and cannot provide you copies of them.

All of the incident reports we file are regularly submitted to the SC State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) where they are aggregated and categorized. Depending on the specific nature of the event and other factors, SLED will then forward some of the reports to the FBI for statistical tracking purposes. Every incident report we file is 'public record' except for those that involve juveniles.

To request a copy of a specific, individual incident report, you should use this form to send us an email. Once your request is processed, we will respond via email with instructions on where and when to pick up your copy.