Iowa State Patrol |
Crash and Incident Report Web Site
- What is the difference between the minimal report and the full report?
The minimal report is called into the State Patrol Communications Center by the Trooper
shortly after a major incident or Crash has occurred. The information within the minimal
report will be just enough information to explain what occurred. The full report has much
more detail and can include a diagram in the Crash report.
- Is there any cost to the users of this website?
The creation and maintenance of this website is being provided to Iowans at no
charge. Funds are provided out of the Iowa State Patrols operating budget.
- What information will not be provided?
Chapter 22 of the Iowa Code requires law enforcement to provide the date, time, specific
location, and immediate facts and circumstances surrounding a crime or incident. The Iowa
Attorney General has advised the word “immediate”, and used in the phrase "immediate facts
and circumstances" to mean information that has a direct and relevant relationship to the
facts and circumstances of an accident or incident. As such, information such as dates of
birth, home phone numbers, social security numbers etc. will not be provided. Additionally,
no information will be disclosed that would plainly and seriously jeopardize an investigation or
pose a clear and present danger to the safety of an individual.
- Will information still be available at each District office for those who do not have access to the internet?
YES. Hard copies of this information will be available for inspection at each district
office. Information will be relevant to that district only and can be viewed during normal