Police Reports

Female Officer writing a report.


The Ottawa Police Service is committed to respecting each individual's privacy.

In keeping with this commitment, we ask that all individuals or their representatives who are requesting a copy of a police report present themselves in person or in writing to the Records Unit. Please note that you will be required to provide photo identification. No information will be released over the telephone.

Copies of police reports are available ONLY to those parties involved in the incident or their representatives with consent.

Please note:

  • All third-party information will be deleted from the report.
  • Reports will not be released if the investigation is open and ongoing or the matter is proceeding before the court.

In the event you are requesting information about a third party, or any information that has been deleted from a police report you received, or any other police documents, you must make a formal  request for this information as outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOI).

Request Form

Consent Form  

If your request does not include third party information, please follow the steps listed under How to obtain a copy of a police report.

How to obtain a copy of a police report:

In person: Visit any of our police stations with two pieces of government issued identification, one of which must be photo identification. Please call ahead to confirm the Freedom of Information (FOI) units hours of operation as they may vary. 

By mail: Please include with your request copies of two pieces of government issued identification, one of which must be photo identification, and payment.

Address your request to: Ottawa Police Service, P.O. Box 9634, Station T, Ottawa, ON, K1G 6H5, Attention: Freedom of Information Unit

Collision Reports (all reports include HST)

Motor Vehicle Collision report

Standard MTO report #401 without associated General Occurrence report


Collision reconstruction report

Detailed report with all associated investigative and technical data


Collision reconstruction summary

Generalized one page summary of the collision with all associated investigative and technical data


Scale diagram and measurements

Forensically mapped scaled diagram of the collision scene


Scene measurements only

X/Y/Z axis measurement data table used to create the scale diagram


Field sketch and field notes

Notes made at the collision scene by Investigators


Vehicle examination

Detailed notes made of involved vehicles by Investigators


Mechanical examination

Notes of a certified mechanic in regards to vehicles mechanical condition


CDR download

Download of data from the vehicle airbag control module


Other reports (no HST)

General occurrence report$53
911 call transcripts$25

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act request

Application fee


Payment can be made in cash, Debit, Mastercard, Visa, cheque or money order. Cheques and money orders can be made payable to the Treasurer of the City of Ottawa.

How long will it take to get a copy of a report once it is requested?

  • In most cases, if you attend in person to obtain a report, it will be prepared while you wait.  If the report is incomplete (still under investigation), it will be released to you when it is completed.  There may be an additional wait time for archived reports.
  • Requests by mail will be responded to by mail as promptly as possible.


Still have questions?

To check the status of your request, please contact 613-236-1222 ext. 5325. You may also reach the Freedom Of Information (FOI) Staff by email at: FOIRequests@ottawapolice.ca.