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.
On-line Records Request Form
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.
Town residents who need to be fingerprinted may do so at the Police Department during specific times. There is a $10 fee for fingerprinting; you must supply your own fingerprint card. Fingerprinting is also available for persons applying for a Town of Wethersfield or Wethersfield Board of Education position. 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.