How do I make a request for Records?
Records Request is preferred to be submitted in writing. Requests may also be made in person at the Ashland Police Department or by calling the Records Unit at (573) 657-9062.
What records can I request?
Records whether written or electronically stored that are retained by the Ashland Police Department. It is possible that records or portions of them may NOT be open records under Missouri State Statutes, and not available for release in part or whole. If a record is deemed a “closed” record you will be advised of such.
What are the fees for a record?
Fees for copying public records are .10 per page for a paper copy in addition to the hourly fee for duplicating time for clerical staff. The current clerical staff hourly rate is $12.00 dollars an hour. A standard report is generally four pages long.
Fees for providing access to public records maintained on computer facilities, recording tapes or disks, videotapes or films, pictures, maps, slides, graphics, illustrations or similar audio or visual items or devices, shall include the cost of copies, staff time for staff required for making copies and programming, if necessary, and the cost of the disk, tape, or other medium used for the duplication.
When do I pay for my records request?
Payment for all reports requested will need to be made prior to any record being released.
Payment can be made in the form of cash, check, or money order with check or money order made payable to the City of Ashland.
How long does it take to get my records request?
We will respond to your request within 3 business days of receiving it, and will advise you when your report will be ready for pick up.
Can I get a background check or investigation done through the Ashland Police Department?
No. You will need to contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at (573) 751-1000 for information on criminal background checks. Additional information can be found on the Missouri State Highway Patrol's CJIS Division page.