Accident/Crash Reports may be obtained from the Wausau Police Department by completing the Record’s Request form and checking the proper Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) permissible use. All Crash reports are $.25 per page, plus postage. Please make check payable to the City of Wausau and mail the check with your request to the Wausau Police Department, 515 Grand Avenue, Wausau, WI 54403. Once we receive the request & payment we’ll process the request.
You may also obtain the accident/crash report directly from the Department of Transportation (DOT) website https://app.wi.gov/crashreports
Incident Reports are police reports other than accident/traffic crash reports, from traffic warnings to formal investigative reports. All incident reports are reviewed prior to being released. The review process includes redacting (blacking out) confidential information. The requester will be notified of any redactions or denials. This process takes time. Depending on the requested records, this may take up to two weeks or in some cases longer.
To request an incident report, complete the Record’s Request form. Please state what report you are looking for by including; incident date, address, parties involved & nature of call. This form can then be faxed to 715-261-7888 or emailed to Susan.Lang@ci.wausau.wi.us.
All reports are $.25 per page plus postage. A CD/DVD of digital pictures, body worn camera videos, or squad videos are $5.00 per CD or DVD, plus postage. For larger requests the requester will be notified prior to starting the project.
In-House Record Checks
The police department will produce an In-House Record Check for a fee of $5.00 per person. The In-house record check will list police contacts and/or, citations & arrests. Print the PDF file link above and follow the instructions. The In-House Record Check will be emailed back to you. If you are requesting information on someone other than yourself, you will need to provide a written consent authorizing the Wausau Police Department to release their information to you, however the juvenile information will not be released. Link to the Authorization Form.
The state of WI Criminal Information Bureau (CIB) profides a state criminal history check. The link to their website is: https://recordcheck.doj.wi.gov
The FBI’s Identity History Summary check can be found at this website address: