Requesting Records

Hinesville Police Department Records Section

The Records Section of the Hinesville Police Department keeps all incident and accident reports as well as other department records. The officer completing a police report will give you a card with the report number on it. It is very helpful if you bring this number with you when picking up your report. There is no cost for the first copy to persons involved in the incident / accident.

Accident Report

Accident reports are now available online.

If you wish to obtain a copy of an accident report in person, supply as much of the following information as possible:

  • Case Number
  • Party(s) Involved
  • Location
  • Date Occurred
  • Time

A signed statement of need specifying one of the following conditions will be necessary for you to obtain accident report information:

  • Has a personal, professional, or business connection with a party to the accident (specify)
  • Owns or leases an interest in property allegedly or actually damaged in the accident
  • Was allegedly or actually injured by the accident
  • Was a witness to the accident
  • Is the actual or alleged insurer of a party to the accident actually or allegedly damaged by the accident
  • Is a prosecutor or a publicly employed law enforcement officer
  • Is alleged to be liable to another party as a result of the accident
  • Is an attorney stating that he or she needs the requested reports as part of a criminal case, or an investigation of a potential claim involving contentions that a roadway, railroad crossing, or intersection is unsafe
  • Is gathering information as a representative of a news media organization (specify organization)
  • Is conducting research in the public interest for such purposes as accident prevention, prevention of injuries or damages in accidents, determination of fault in an accident or accidents, or other similar purposes; provided, however, this sub-paragraph will apply only to accident reports on accidents that occurred more than 30 days prior to the request and which shall have the name, street address, telephone number and driver's license number redacted.

Background Check

A local police records check is available to persons needing background checks for employment / licensing. A signed consent form is required by the individual on whom the records check is being conducted. Consent forms may be obtained at the Hinesville Police Department Records Section at 123 East M.L. King, Jr. Drive.

Open Records Request

Depending on the research involved, some open records requests may have a charge associated with them. You will be notified of any cost prior to the information being provided. To submit an Open Record Request, click the link to complete the request form

When requesting open records information the following will be required:

  • Date of request
  • Name of requester
  • Phone number (home and work)
  • Date and time of incident
  • Address of incident
  • Case number
  • Person(s) involved
  • Reason for request