Forms & Report Requests

Request a Report

To request an incident report, body worn camera footage, or other items/documents, please complete a Request for Public Information. The completed form can be scanned and emailed to or brought to the  Westminster Police Department, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There may be a cost associated with your request.  You will be notified of any fees prior to picking up your request.  We accept major credit cards, checks, or money orders.  We DO NOT accept cash.  Once a request is complete, it must be picked up within 30 days.


  • Accident Report: $5
  • Police Report
    • Initial first page report: $5
    • Supplement pages: $1 each
  • Body-Worn Camera Footage
    • For each hour started beyond the initial two-hour timeframe - $38 an hour
    • Cost of any materials required to fulfill the request (USB drive / CD)
  • Research
    • $10 deposit required
    • First 2 hours free 
    • $15 per hour
  • Photographs
    • Standard size: $2
    • 8 inches x 10 inches:  $8

Privacy Act

The Privacy Act governs all requests for reports, documents, and tapes. All requests will be reviewed in accordance with the Public Information Act of Maryland prior to their release. All Court Orders and Subpoenas must be made to the attention of the Custodian of Records. Please allow ample time for research.

Maryland Public Information Act

Those requesting public records from the Westminster Police Department pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act (Title 4, Section 503 of the General Provisions Act - Maryland Annotated Code) should contact our Custodian of Records:

Westminster Police Dispatch

Work: 410-848-4646

Email by clicking here

Special Event Approval - State Highway Administration & City of Westminster

This application should be made at least 2 months prior to the date of the event. A special event is any activity which may affect the safe and normal movement of traffic along the State Highway system, or which may require the assistance of local, county, state police, or the State Highway Administration (SHA) is considered special. Activities such as parades, bike tours, races, fundraising or political marches, etc., require an SHA Special Event Permit.

Whoever is arranging for the event (event sponsor) shall contact the appropriate SHA District Office. The district staff will assist the applicant in identifying the agencies and contacts who must also review the permit before final approval (or denial) is issued. Machine copies are acceptable when forwarding the permit form to various governmental agencies.