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+ Accident Reports

Statewide Uniform Crash Reports for Motor Vehicle Accidents can be obtained online or by U.S. Mail.
Note: There is a fee for obtaining these documents pursuant to R.I. General Law § 42-28-37.

Online

Accident reports can be obtained by going to www.BuyCrash.com, which provides online access to crash reports.

Buy Crash Reports logo

The trooper handling your accident will give you an accident report number before you leave the scene of the crash. In most cases, crash reports are available 72 hours after the report was taken, with the exception of crashes that remain under investigation (which cannot be released until the investigation is completed) and fatal crashes (which must be obtained through the Rhode Island State Police Accident Bureau).

We encourage all parties needing reports to utilize www.BuyCrash.com for quick, easy online access to crash reports. www.BuyCrash.com allows individual or multiple crash reports to be purchased with major credit cards or with a pre-paid account. To purchase an individual crash report, go to www.BuyCrash.com and follow the simple process. To purchase multiple reports at once, you must set up a subscriber account. To set up a subscriber account, click on "Business Account Login" and follow the steps to set up a subscriber account.

Via U.S. Mail

You may also request a copy of your accident report by U.S. Mail by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope, along with a $15 check or money order payable to "The State of Rhode Island." Mail to: Rhode Island State Police: Accident Bureau, 311 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI 02857.

Note: Be sure to include the driver's name, date of the accident, and accident report number in your mailed request. Requests by mail will be processed in the order in which they are received.

+ General Record Requests

  • Individuals seeking their own reports may submit a written request specifying the records sought.
  • Insurance companies / attorneys seeking reports should submit a written request on company letterhead indicating your involvement and/or the party/parties represented and specify the records sought.
  • Agencies seeking reports should submit a written request on agency letterhead indicating your involvement and specify the records sought.

Requests may be submitted via:

  • Fax to (401) 444-1105
  • Email to records@risp.gov
  • Postal mail to RI Department of Public Safety Legal Office, 311 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI 02857
  • In person at the address above

Please note that requests are processed in the order in which they are received.

+ Access to Public Records (APRA)

If you would like to make a request for public records under the Access to Public Records Act (APRA) for documents maintained by the Rhode Island State Police, please complete the Public Records Request Form below. You may also view the APRA Guidance Document and Rhode Island Department of Public Safety Access to Public Records Regulation for further information.

Public Records Request Form (refer to the "Rhode Island Department of Public Safety - Access to Public Records Regulation" for more information)
Rhode Island Department of Public Safety Access to Public Records Regulation

Completed request forms may be submitted via:

  • Fax to (401) 444-1105
  • Email to records@risp.gov
  • Postal mail to RI Department of Public Safety Legal Office, 311 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI 02857
  • In person at the address above

Please note that requests are processed in the order in which they are received.

To reach us by telephone please call (401) 444-1083.

+ Equal Employment Opportunity and Title VI Program Compliance

The Rhode Island State Police is committed to fulfilling our obligations under federal and state civil rights laws and equal opportunity requirements. This includes supporting our contractors, consultants and sub recipients in achieving full compliance with these laws and requirements.

We strive to be a model agency with respect to:

  • Promoting diversity and equal employment opportunities within our workforce
  • Delivering services, programs and activities in a nondiscriminatory manner

Equal Employment Opportunity

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, and forbids retaliatory actions taken against individuals who report discrimination or participate in the investigation of alleged discrimination. RISP complies with Title VII and other federal and state mandates and adheres to equal employment opportunity (EEO) principles for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, limited English proficiency (LEP), age, or national origin.

In order to create a more effective and representative internal workforce, we encourage the hiring, training, and promotion of persons within protected classes to reflect more accurately the available workforce in our state.

Additional information regarding the Division’s nondiscrimination obligations can be requested by sending an email to Maura.Gazerro@risp.gov.

Title VI

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the federal law that prohibits discrimination in any federally-assisted program or activity. Title VI and related Nondiscrimination authorities are the foundation of our Title VI Program.

As a recipient of federal funds, we take our nondiscrimination obligations seriously. We pledge that we will not, on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or income status, either directly, or by contract:

  • Deny any service, aid, or other benefits;
  • Provide a service, aid or benefit that is different than what is provided to other; or
  • Segregate individuals or treat individuals separately in any matter related to any service, aid or other benefits.

Additional information regarding the Division’s nondiscrimination obligations can be requested by sending an email to Maura.Gazerro@risp.gov.

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