Public Records Requests: Public Records requests may be made in person, mailed to the address below or emailed to email@example.com . Although not required, requests for public records should be submitted in writing in order to ensure that the Office accurately and completely responds to your request. A request for public records should include a reasonable description of specific records being requested. Under some circumstances the Office may assess a reasonable fee for the production of public records. Mail requests should include a stamped, self addressed envelope.
The Records Office is located in the lobby of the Police Station and is open Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm.
The mailing address for the records office is:
Taunton Police Department ATTN: Records 23 Summer Street Taunton, MA 02780-3408
The Records Access Officer (RAO) is Lt Paul Roderick
Types of Reports:
Accident Reconstruction: These reports are reconstructions of accidents involving serious injuries or fatalities. These reports can takeover a month to complete.
Accident Reconstruction Photographs: These are photographs of the accident scene taken by a department photograph as part of the reconstruction. They are not included with the Accident Reconstruction Report.
Accident Report: This will be the police officer's report of a motor vehicle accident where the aggregate damage was over $2500 or there was personal injury. These reports are usually available 7 to 10 business days after the accident.
Blotter Item: This is a printed copy of the dispatch record for the call for service. It contains minimal information about the incident and will be the only record when a police report is not generated or required for the incident. It is often requested for insurance claims. These are usually available the same day of the incident.
Incident Report: This is an official report completed by the policeabout an incident. For an arrest, it is completed the same day. For other incidents, it may be 7 to 10 days before the report is completed.Supplemental Report: A supplemental report is a follow up report usually completed by the Detective Division as part of the investigation. These reports may not be completed for several weeks after the incident.
Emergency - 911
Non-Emergency 24 Hours - 508-823-5000
Detectives - 508-821-1475
On the Anonymous Tip Line citizens can leave confidential information about crimes and criminal activity.