Iowa State Patrol: Department of Public Safety
Iowa State Patrol
Crash and Incident Report Web Site
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 business hours.
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