Records Division

Records Division

Plymouth Police Records Division

Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday to Friday, excluding Legal Holidays

The Plymouth Police Department Records Division is dedicated to providing the public with access to records under Massachusetts Public Records Law. Our staff consists of a sworn police sergeant and two records clerks who work diligently to ensure we are maintaining a level of service to be expected by Plymouth’s citizens and residents.

Please be aware that it may take up to 10 business days to respond to public records requests. While most requests are fulfilled within a few days, we are unable to guarantee a shorter response time.

Crash Reports

Police Crash Reports: The threshold for a full police crash report is any crash involving a death, injury, or damage to any one vehicle or other property exceeding $1,000 as estimated by the reporting officer. G.L. c. 90, §29. Crash reports meeting the crash reporting threshold will be available on CRASHDOCS powered by Carfax within 7 to 10 days of the accident. While CRASHDOCS charges a small fee for their use, these reports are available electronically 24 hours a day once uploaded to their platform: CRASHDOCS Powered by Carfax

Minor vehicle crashes resulting in only an information exchange and police log entry, as well as all crash reports, are also available through a general public records request below.

Reports for crashes on the expressway where there was a response by the Massachusetts State Police should be directed to that agency.

Operator Crash Reports: Operators of motor vehicles are also required to complete their own report within 5 days of a crash involving a death, injury, or damage to any one vehicle or other property exceeding $1,000. Three copies must be completed, with one each sent or delivered to their insurance company, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and the police department of the city or town in which the crash occurred. The Registrar is empowered to revoke or suspend the license of any operator who does not comply with this requirement. G.L. c. 90, §26.

More information on operator crash reports, including crash reporting forms, can be obtained from the RMV’s website: RMV Crash Reporting

General Records Requests

General Public Records Requests: For the quickest response, we ask you use our online Public Request Form since it will prompt you, as the requestor, to provide the required information we need to locate the requested record in the most expedient manner. Please leave valid contact information in case we need additional details regarding your request.

Click here for the Plymouth Police Public Records Request Form

We suggest adding “no-reply-plymouthpolice@plymouthpolice.com” to any contact lists you may use in order to ensure your request is not marked as spam or junk email.

Records may also be requested:

By mail:

Plymouth Police Department
Records Division
20 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360

By facsimile: (508) 830-4227

In-person: You may make an in-person request at Plymouth Police Headquarters any time of day or week, though records can only be provided during our hours of operation, Monday-Friday 8 AM-4 PM.

We DO NOT accept records requests by phone, though you are always welcome to direct any questions to the Records Division at (508) 830-4218, ext. 253.

As noted above, it may take up to 10 business days to respond to public records requests. Should your records request trigger any fees, you will receive notification and a fee estimate prior to the completion of your request. Any payment must be made by check or money order.

There are numerous prohibitions and exemptions as to information that can or will be released to you under Massachusetts Public Records Law. If a record is redacted or withheld you will be notified as to why. Please see our Public Request Form page for a list of common prohibitions and exemptions.

Additional information on access to public records can be located on the website of the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office:

Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Public Records Division

Information on Public Records Law

A Guide to Massachusetts Public Records Law

Sex Offender Information Requests

Sex offender information may be requested in person at the Plymouth Police Department at any time. Requests are fulfilled by the Records Division during normal business hours. Your request will require you present a form of photo identification and will be kept on file for no less than three years. You will receive a phone call that your request is complete. The information will consist of a flyer generated by the Sex Offender Registry Board.

Please see our webpage for addition information on Level 3 Sex Offenders. Information on all Level 3 Sex Offenders and information on certain Level 2 Sex Offenders is also available from the Sex Offender Registry Board’s Public Website.

Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Records

The Plymouth Police Department does not provide members of the general public with access to the criminal records, including that of the requestor themselves. Persons seeking such records are encouraged to contact the Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services or visit their website for more information.

Driving Records

The Plymouth Police Department does not provide members of the public with access to driving records, including that of the requestor themselves. Persons seeking such driving records are encouraged to contact the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles or visit their website for more information.