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Central Records Section

The Police Department's Central Records Section provides professional service in processing and disseminating public records to the general public, other law enforcement agencies and persons of interest in a courteous and timely manner.

8495 Veterans Highway
Millersville, MD. 21108
Public Hours of Operation:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Except Holidays

Obtaining Police Records

Police Department records may be requested by submitting an online form, by mail or in person. Records will not be faxed or emailed to non-law enforcement requestors. Requests by mail must include the required fee. Including a self-addressed stamped envelope will expedite your response. You may request the records by letter or the Public Information Request form. If you do not know the police case number, please be sure to include as much information as possible when making your request such as the date, specific location of incident, type of incident and names of involved persons. While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to locate a police record without a case number, we will make every effort to identify the record(s) based on the information that you provide.

All requests will be processed as quickly as possible. Upon receipt we will acknowledge your within 10 business days and will respond within a reasonable time, but no later than 30 days.  If fees are associated with this request, you will receive an estimate of costs which must be collected prior to the request being fulfilled. Prior to mailing your request or appearing in person, you may call us on (410) 222-8750 to confirm that the record(s) is available.


Background Checks

The Anne Arundel County Police Department is not authorized to disseminate criminal history information (CHRI) to non-criminal justice agencies or individuals. Qualified requestors only may submit a request for criminal background checks. Requests can be submitted online from the Police's Public Information Request page or via fax to (410) 222-8029. If submitting your request online, please attach the signed waiver using the Choose File(s) button and identify yourself as law enforcement or not in the person of interest block.

All other background requests (employment, adoption, college and military applicants, etc.) should be directed:

Maryland Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Central Repository
P.O. Box 32708
Pikesville, Maryland 21208

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

For Mutual Applicants Agency Checks

To find out the status of a possible mutual applicant for police officer, attach a waiver and send an email to: [email protected]org
Last Name, First Name / Last Four of SSN
Example: Smith, Jane   /   XX-5555

All Other Requests

All other requests for records must be made in writing either by mail or in person to the location above. You may also submit your request online. Records will not be returned by email and applicable fees will still be required by mail or in person to obtain records.
General questions about obtaining records can be directed to (410) 222-8750 but may be directed to the Custodian of Records or elsewhere. You will receive a response within a reasonable time, but no later than 30 days.


The Central Records Section handles the processing of all citations issued by the Anne Arundel County Police Department.


Parking Violations

Anne Arundel County parking violations may be paid in person by cash or money order at the location above. Personal checks will be accepted unless the tags have been flagged, and returned checks will result in the suspension of tags through MVA. You may also follow the directions on your ticket to send in the payment by mail. Please note that tickets not paid within 30 days will accumulate late fees and may results in suspension of tags.
Parking citations may be payable online. A service fee will be applied by the vendor for payments made online.
To schedule a court date to challenge a parking violation only you must submit a written request or use the online form to request a court date. Court requests for moving violations must be made through the District Court. For any questions call (410) 222-8750.

Moving Violations

Once a traffic citation is issued, it becomes part of the court process and is handled by the Clerk of the District Court. Information pertaining to traffic citations can be found on Maryland Courts Traffic Citation Information.

Red Light Camera Violation

You can pay your red light camera ticket by mail or in person at Central Records (see address and hours above). Questions regarding red light camera violations can be directed to (410) 222-8750.


The Anne Arundel County Police Department does not provide fingerprint services to non-applicants unless ordered by the court.

A full list of both public and provide fingerprint service providers can be found on:


Community Crime

Requests for crime statistics can be made online at and select the Police button.



$5.00 Police report*/CAD notes
$35.00 Report retrieval (archived reports) 
$1.00 Color photo copy
$5.00 Photo CD
$25.00 911 Audio CD
$40.00 Audio/Photo/Video record
* Reports more than 20 pages and other records are charged $ 0.25 per page.
Reproduction and archive retrieval fees may apply.
An additional hourly fee will be assessed for requests that require more than 2 hours to fulfil.
Advanced payment may be required.
Personal/outside discs, drives or other media storage use is not permitted
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