Police Department

Records Unit

Hours of Operation

Report Window

Monday - Friday 8 AM - 6 PM

Watchguard Permits

Tuesdays 10 AM - Noon
Fingerprinting is done at the same time. If you have questions about your permit or how to obtain one, please call: 

24 Hours by Phone

We are available by phone 24 hours at:
816-325-7307, and


Independence Police Department
223 N Memorial Drive
Independence, MO 64055

The Records Unit is located on the first floor of the Police Headquarters building

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. 


Ride Along

Request TypeFee
Ride Along Permit n/a
Background Check n/a

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 cityclerk@indepmo.org or by calling 816-325-7010 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)