The University of Iowa



Unless it falls under an exception to the open records law, a police report is available to the public at a small cost.

Accident Reports

All accident reports can be retrieved from Instructions are available here.

Standard Records Requests

All records requests (other than accident reports) must be requested through the UI Office of Transparency. They have an online form, which you can access at this link:

Some records are confidential, including police officers' investigative reports, except where disclosure is authorized elsewhere in the Iowa Code.

Please see the FAQ on the Open Records website for more information.

Criminal Background Checks

Criminal histories must be obtained through the Iowa Department of Public Safety. They can be reached at 515-281-4776.

UIPD Records Department Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone: 319-335-5022