Under Wisconsin Public Records Law, requests may be made to access public documents from the City of    Fond du Lac Police Department. Public records are defined as “any material on which written, drawn, printed, spoken, visual, or electromagnetic information or electronically generated or stored data is recorded or preserved, regardless of physical form or characteristics that has been created or is being kept by an authority.” Any person has the right to inspect a record or to make or receive a copy of such records by contacting the City.

Certain records may be exempt from inspection and copying, as set forth in Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.35. They include, but not limited to:

•  Draft notes and other prepatory material
•  Personally identifiable information
•  Personal information of employees
•  Security information
•  Financial identifying information

Submitting an Open Records Request

City of Fond du Lac Police Department records may be requested in three ways:

1) By submitting this online request form: Click Here
2) By submitting a written request to the Police Department Records Bureau in person, through U.S. Mail, email, fax, or via telephone: 0r
3) By submitting an oral request to the Police Department Records Bureau by phone or in person.

Fond du Lac Police Department
Records Bureau – Records Request
126 N Main Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

General Telephone Number: (920) 322-3708
Fax: (920) 322-3701

The Records Bureau is staffed with personnel Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How to Obtain Accident Reports

If you are requesting a copy of an accident report, please visit CRASHDOCS.ORG. There is no fee for the online distribution of the accident report.  To complete your request you will need:

  • Last Name
  • Report Number
  • Date of Loss

Requests to inspect or copy a record may be made, orally or in writing, to the legal custodian, subject to the provisions of Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.35 and Chapter 148 of the Code of the City of Fond du Lac. A fee may be charged for reproduction, transcription, photographing, and mailing or shipping at the actual, necessary and direct costs for those activities.