The Cape Girardeau Police Department Records Unit is staffed with four Records Information Clerks and a Records Clerk Supervisor. The Records Unit is responsible for data entry and file maintenance of all written reports. The citizens of Cape Girardeau have access to the Records Unit during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday) to obtain information on reports and other matters filed within the Police Department.

To obtain a copy of a crash report, please visit buycrash.com. Please Note: The use of this website will result in a fee from buycrash.com. 

For incident reports, there is a charge of $1.25 for the first page and 10¢ per page after. Any request that is difficult to fulfill (retrieval from archives, etc.) will cost more depending on time spent by staff. This fee may be paid when you pick up the report. If you would rather have the report mailed or faxed to you, we will notify you of the cost and you can send payment. Make checks payable to the Cape Girardeau Police Department. We will mail or fax the report after receiving payment. When requesting a police report, please allow up to three business days to process your request. Special requests may take longer to complete. Please provide as much of the following information as possible:

  • Case number (case numbers are not the same as ticket numbers)
  • Date and time of occurrence
  • Location of occurrence (exact street address or intersection)
  • Type of occurrence (traffic accident, burglary, vandalism, etc.)
  • Full names of parties involved (names of drivers and/or victims)

To Request Records:
2530 Maria Louise Lane
Monday-Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more information on police records: records@cityofcape.org


  • Contact Info
  • 2530 Maria Louise Lane Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

  • Telephone 573.339.6621
  • Email police@cityofcape.org