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- How to File a Police Report in Memphis, Tennessee
- How to File a Police Report in Nashville, Tennessee
File a police report with the Memphis Police Department. You can go to the department in person and file a police report. Their office is located at 201 Polar Avenue in Memphis. You may also call 901-545-2677 to file a police report.
File a police report with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. You may call 901-545-3180 to file a police report, or visit their office at 201 Poplar Avenue on the 9th Floor in Memphis.
File a police report with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. You can file a police report with the Highway Patrol by calling 901-543-6256. You may also call the Criminal Investigation unit's Special Agent in Charge at 615- 251-5185 or 731-423-6595.
Inform the communications operator that you have a non-life threatening situation that requires police assistance.
Provide your location. The operator will ask you for details of your situation and your present location. Provide as much information as a possible. Operators use this information to inform the responding officer of the issue before arriving at your location.
Be prepared to answer any questions the officer may ask. Information you provide is a critical component of future cases regarding your incident. Provide specific details of the incident or accident. For example, if filing a theft report, explain the item stolen in detail. If filing an accident report, explain details that led up to the accident. Provide as much information about the other car involved, if the driver leaves the scene.
Provide the names and phone numbers of any individuals that witnessed the incident. The officer will speak with any witness still present at the scene.
Provide your name and contact information. The officer may need to see identification to verify your identity.
Write down the report number the officer provides. You need the report number to obtain a physical copy of the report.
Visit the Nashville Records Division of the Administrative Services Bureau (police.nashville.gov) to obtain a physical copy of your report after waiting 72 hours. The Records Division provides report copies between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Provide the report number and pay the copy fee. As of July 2011, all reports are $0.15 per page.
Send a personal or cashier's check, or money order to the Records Division to request a police report via mail at:
Metro Nashville Police Department
200 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville TN 37201
Include a brief statement indicating the type of report you need, the report number and your return address.