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How do you check the status of a police report?

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Methods for checking the status of a police report can vary by city and type of violation, according to information found on police department websites. Individuals should contact the local police station in the city where the incident took place to follow up on their police report.

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Some departments, such as the Fort Worth Police Department in Fort Worth, Texas, make police reports available online for many law violations. However, the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. requires individuals to inquire in person or through the mail. Many departments use a third-party service such LexisNexis eCrash Solutions to provide copies of police reports to the public, according to LexisNexis.

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