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The Hoffman Estates Police Records Department is in charge of maintaining the police file system.   Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8AM to 4PM (except holidays) Phone: 847-781-2811.  The Records Department also provides the following services:

Crash Reports:

You may obtain a copy of your crash report online through LexisNexis.

  • You will need the date of the accident and report number.
  • Conveniently and easily download the report.
  • There is a fee for this service.

Police Reports:

Police reports can be requested by submitting a F.O.I.A request online at: Freedom of Information Requests (FOIA).

  • Due to the sensitivity, you may be required to prove your identity and physically pickup your request.
  • Please allow 5 days for pickup.
  • Please note that all police records are subject to the Illinois Freedom of Information Law and may have parts redacted.

 Fingerprinting:

  • Free fingerprinting is available for people who live or work in the Village of Hoffman Estates only.
  • Fingerprinting is offered on Tuesdays between 9:00 am - 11:00 am only.
  • No appointment necessary.

Criminal Background Checks:

  • Criminal background checks can be obtained through the Illinois State Police website, click here for details.
  • The Hoffman Estates Police will only provide local background checks for Hoffman Estates current or past residences.

Records Supervisor:

Maria Gerlach  E-mail: Maria.Gerlach@Hoffmanestates.org
Direct: 847-781-2812