Free police reports are reports that are public record and can be accessed at no cost, notes GOV Records. This record specifies if a person has committed any crimes at the local, state or federal level, says DMV.org.
Crimes that a person has been cleared of usually do not show up on this report, states DMV.org. This information can be located during background checks for employment, school admittance and security clearance. People who have the individual’s personal information can also access various public records, notes GOV Records. This information appears by searching free online sources for criminal reports or by contacting the relevant police department.