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City Initiatives on the August 6th Ballot

The Independence Police Records Unit mission is to provide quality customer service to members of our community, our department, and other governmental agencies within an atmosphere of individual integrity and mutual respect. The Records Unit is responsible for the accurate processing, storage, and appropriate dissemination of police reports and criminal justice information per Federal, State and local laws in a timely and courteous manner, and the facilitation of the effective flow of information within the department. 


If you have any questions about ride-along forms, please contact us at 816-325-7305

Open Records Requests

Any request for Police records can be made through the Custodian of Records, pursuant to Chapter 610, RSMo (Missouri's "Sunshine Law"). The Records Request form, potential costs and information regarding the open records process is available and can be accessed by going to the City Clerk web page.

Any questions regarding submitting a records request can be emailed to during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)