Report Request

Request for Police Report

Crash Reports

Please allow up to 10 business days for a crash report to appear in the system.

Click here to obtain a crash report online.

Fee and Payment Rules

No fee may be charged to any person to examine or review any public records; however, copies of public records obtained via paper documents, CD/DVD, USB drive or other electronic media are subject to reasonable fees to be paid in advance of production.

View the City of Covington Fee Schedule for a complete list of fees associated with records requests.

Records Subject to Redaction or Not Releasable

In disseminating public records and information, the Covington Police Department must comply with current laws that regulate the release of information which would expose an individual to public disgrace or would intrude upon the individual's right to privacy. To ensure that privacy concerns are protected and legal standards are met, report data is "redacted" prior to being made available to the public. The following information will not be disclosed:

  • Employee medical records
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Name, address, phone number, or identity of victims of sex offenses or minor victims of any crime
  • Rap sheets
  • Identity of undercover officers or confidential informers
  • Information which would reveal undercover or intelligence operations
  • Juvenile Court records
  • Work Product
  • Job performance and Grievance records of public employees
  • Misdemeanor records that have been expunged
  • Records of law enforcement agencies pertaining to pending criminal investigation and prosecution

Documents that may otherwise be public records are exempt from inclusion if the Louisiana Constitution provides an exemption, such as the right to privacy afforded under Article I, Section 5. Documents may also be statutorily exempt in Title 44, Chapter 1 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes. The following records maintained by law enforcement are exempt from public viewing:

  • Records pertaining to pending criminal litigation or any criminal litigation which can be reasonably anticipated, until such litigation has been finally adjudicated or otherwise settled
  • Records containing the identity of a confidential source of information or records which would tend to reveal the identity of a confidential source of information
  • Records containing security procedures, investigative training information or aids, investigative techniques, investigative technical equipment or instructions on the use thereof, criminal intelligence information pertaining to terrorist-related activity, or threat or vulnerability assessments collected or obtained in the prevention of terrorist-related activity, including but not limited to physical security information, proprietary information, operational plans, and the analysis of such information, or internal security information
  • Records of an arrest of a person until the arrested party has been adjudged or pleads guilty.
    • Exceptions include initial investigative reports, booking records, citation records, or bills of information