It is the responsibility of the Wethersfield Police Department Records Unit to maintain the records of this division in accordance with the department's general orders and applicable state and federal statutes. It is the goal of the Records Unit to maintain an accurate, complete and efficient records keeping system designed to record, file, retrieve and disseminate information in an efficient and timely manner.
The hours of operation for the Records Unit are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Records Unit is closed on weekends and holidays. Persons may contact the Records Unit at (860) 721-2905.
Persons who may wish to request a report may do so in person, via mail, or on the web (in some cases).
The release of records, however, will be governed by department policy, state statute and federal law. Typically active cases, arrests involving juveniles/ youthful offenders, uncorroborated allegations, witness statements, medical reports and the identity of certain persons such as sexual assault victims will not be released.
Case reports involving arrests may not be available in their entirety until the charges have been adjudicated in court or upon approval of the State's Attorney. Charges that have been dismissed or erased are not available for release.
Motor Vehicle Accident Reports
Motor vehicle accident reports are available at the Wethersfield Police Department Records Unit.
A fee of $.50 per copied side is charged for all reports.
A local criminal record check, typically for employment purposes, is available and may be made in person with a valid photo identification. There is a $5 fee for the background check. This records check will be for Wethersfield Police Department arrests only or for persons who have resided in the Town of Wethersfield for a period of at least two years. For a State of Connecticut criminal history check, you may visit the State of Connecticut, State Police Bureau of Identification web site for additional information.
Fingerprinting **by appointment only **
Town residents who need to be fingerprinted may make an appointment using the link below. There is a $10 fee for background/ employment related fingerprinting; you must supply your own fingerprint card. Please have your fingerprint card filled out before entering the building. Fingerprinting for permits will be handled as part of that process, however an appointment is still required. Fingerprinting is available on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.
The following procedures will be in effect upon resuming fingerprinting services:
- Please do not enter the WPD lobby until the appointed time.
- Appropriate face coverings will be required for all appointments.
- A touchless thermometer will be used prior to entry into the room; a person with a temperature of >100.4 F may not enter building..
- Hand sanitizer will be used upon entering the fingerprinting room.
- Only the person with the appointment will be allowed in the room unless extenuating circumstances exist (ex. parent with a young child).