Records Section

The Records Section is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is overseen by one civilian supervisor, Meghan McCann and staffed with two police services specialists. The Records Section is responsible for the review, storage, maintenance, and dissemination of all police related reports, including wreck reports, incident reports, and special files that involve some action regarding police activity. Persons requiring wreck reports may request an electronic copy here or you may pick up the report during office hours. Persons requiring a crime report may request an incident report here or you may pick up the report during office hours. If you need help determining contributing circumstances for an accident, please review this helpful guide.

The Records Section performs a variety of functions for the staff of the Burlington Police Department and the community of the city of Burlington. They process all paperwork and reports that the police department generates. They are the point of contact for the community to obtain such records that are public. They also work regularly with the Alamance County District Attorney's Office, Alamance County Clerk of Court, other law enforcement agencies, and other defense attorneys.
Fingerprinting for applications is also handled by the Records Section. It is available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY during their normal operating hours, and there is a $10.00 fee payable by cash or check only. Payment must be exact as we do not give out change. You must meet these criteria to have your fingerprints done:
  • You must call (336) 229-3521 to schedule an appointment ahead of time. Same day appointments are not guaranteed.
  • You must live inside the Burlington city limits or the fingerprints must be for an employer inside the Burlington city limits. (If you have a Burlington address but are unsure if it is inside the city limits, please contact us for verification.)
  • You must have a valid photo ID.
  • You must provide the appropriate paperwork if you are requesting electronic fingerprinting.
To reach the Records Section, please call (336) 229-3521 or you may email policerec@burlingtonnc.gov. If you need to speak with an officer, you may contact our Communications Center at (336) 229-3500.
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