Public Safety Forms & Requests
Request Police & Fire Records
You can request Police and Fire records from our Records Division. After you submit this form, our records department staff will contact you.
The Records Department handles all Police and Fire reports and can be contacted during business hours at 734.822.4930 or via email.
Police and fire records are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Crash Reports Online
Crash reports are also available for purchase via our CLEMIS system. To obtain a crash report directly from CLEMIS, please visit the CLEMIS system website.
Online Requests for Reports & Freedom of Information Act Requests for Extended Information
If you would like to request a report online or for extended information requests that are subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), please fill out our Record Request Form.
The following reports can be made online:
In most cases, these reports will not be investigated. The report simply documents that you reported an incident to the Pittsfield Police Department. Once the report is reviewed and approved, you will be provided an incident report number.
Please make sure that you have all information needed at the time that you make your report. For example, for a theft from auto report, you will need your vehicle information (license plate, VIN, make/model, etc.).
What should I include in the report?
Please provide thorough and accurate information. The details should include:
- The timeframe in which the incident occurred.
- How you became aware of the incident.
- A description of what happened.
- Location of the incident. It is important that you confirm the incident actually occurred within Pittsfield Township.
- Any vehicle, insurance, serial number, or account information that is needed depending on the type of incident report.
Once you have submitted your information
You will be given a temporary reference number. You will not be able to obtain a copy of your report using the temporary reference number.
Your report will be reviewed within three to five business days. Once it is approved, you will receive an email with your incident number and instructions on how you can obtain a copy of your report.
For all other non-emergency reports, contact Metro Dispatch at 734.994.2911.
File a Private Property Accident/Crash
The private property accident form can be completed for minor motor vehicle accidents, including unattended/parked vehicles that have been struck by another vehicle, occurring on private property (parking lot, private drive, etc.). This form is to be used if the collision results in no injury, minimal damage, does not involve alcohol, or a hit and run where a suspect license plate is known. After clicking on the link, carefully read the instructions, and if you have any questions, you may contact the Records Unit at 734.822.4930.
Report Other Problems
In the event you are going to away on vacation, please let the Department of Public Safety know, so that we may be prepared for any emergencies at your residence and can conduct property checks as needed. Please complete our vacation notification form and submit it electronically or print and fax, mail, or drop off the form at the Department of Public Safety.
Citizens Complaint & Commendation
Would you like to commend an officer on a job well done? Would you like to file a complaint against one of our officers? Please do so on this Citizens Commendation & Complaint form.
The Pittsfield Department of Public Safety affords citizens an opportunity to observe police patrol activities and procedures, and to provide them an overall view of a police officer's duties. To begin the application process to ride along with one of our officers, review the Ride-Along Rules and Regulations, print the Ride-Along Application and Waiver forms, complete the forms, have the forms notarized, and return them to the Department of Public Safety.