Police Department

Public Records Request

Copies of Public Records will be released by designated personnel Monday through Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 am, excluding holidays recognized by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Requests for *Public Records must be made in writing by submitting a completed "Public Record Request" form or comparable written request. Generally, copies of public records will be provided at no cost. N.C.G.S. 132-6.2(b) allows for charges to fill extraordinary requests. The requests will be processed as promptly as possible.

Click here for our Record Request Form

Crash Reports

For copies of traffic crash reports that occurred on UNCW property, you can download or print a copy of your report using the link to the left.

*For purposes of UNCW Police Department policy, the term Public Records includes those items defined as Public Records in N.C.G.S. 132-1, as amended. Likewise, the term Police Record is defined as Criminal Investigations; intelligence information records as defined in N.C.G.S. 132-1.4, as amended. Due to State and Federal regulations governing the dissemination of Police Records, criminal history information and education records, several types of inquiries are considered protected from disclosure and may require a waiver to release. A record of who receives the information and why it is needed will be maintained. Some examples of valid purposes are:

  • in-progress criminal investigation
  • preparation for court proceedings
  • preparation for seeking indictments or search warrants
  • criminal justice pre-employment check