The Joliet Police Department Records Section is staffed by civilian employees, a civilian supervisor, and a sworn Technical Services Sergeant. Records Section staff are responsible for the operation of our front desks, and also provide a variety of services, including:
- Organize, store, and provide documents to authorized legal entities upon request
- Taking police reports
- Providing release documentation for towed vehicles
- General questions
The Records Section operates out of both Joliet Police Department facilities:
- Main station (150 W Washington St, Joliet, IL 60432), daily from 8:00am - 9:00pm.
- West sub-station (7196 Caton Farm Rd, Plainfield, IL 60435), Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm (excluding holidays).
A majority of the Joliet Police Department’s interaction with citizens is documented through police reports. These reports are generated by the Officers, Detectives and Evidence Technicians at the time of the incident, and additional information may be added later as it becomes available. Many times these police reports become invaluable investigative tools for Detectives, as well as necessary documents for attorneys if a case goes to trial. It is usually unknown what possible importance an individual report may have at the time it is written. Therefore all police reports, regardless of the severity, are treated with the same care and accuracy by Records Section personnel.