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Obtaining Police Reports

Most CTPD report are available within 7-10 business days of filing.  Reportable Crash Reports (AA-500) may require a minimum of 14 business days for processing, data entry and review before becoming available to the public


How do I obtain a copy of a Police Report? 

  • For Accident Reports: Please visit and follow the directions.  Please allow 7-10 days for reports to be completed and approved.  Information about drivers and vehicles involved in crashes will not be given out over the phone.  You must request a copy of the report to obtain any information.  There is a $15.00 fee associated with obtaining CTPD Accident Reports
  • For all other Reports: You may request in person, phone, email or online, by clicking here:
To request a copy of the report contact:

Cheltenham Township Police Department

Administrative Services Division

Attn: Report Requests

8230 Old York Road

Elkins Park, PA 19027

(215) 885-1600
[email protected]

Please Note: The Cheltenham Township Police Department complies with the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law (RTKL) and other applicable statutes regulating the release of information to the public. Information protected under Section 708 (b) of the RTKL (or other applicable statute) will be removed or obscured to protect that sensitive information. Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Open Records website at for additional information on the Right to Know Law.


The Open Records Officer for the Cheltenham Township Police Department is:


Commander, Administrative Services Division

Cheltenham Township Police Department

8230 Old York Road

Elkins Park, PA 19027

(215) 885-1600 extension 436

CTPD Open Records Officer

Who do I contact if a records request is denied? Denials of access may be appealed in writing to:


Executive Director, Office of Open Records

Commonwealth Keystone Building

400 North Street, 4th Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17120


For denials of information regarding criminal records or investigative records, you must appeal in writing to:


Office of the District Attorney

C/O Open Records Appeals Officer

Court House 4th Floor

P.O. Box 311

Norristown, PA. 19404-0311


If you choose to file an appeal, you must do so in writing within 15 business days of the mailing date of this Department’s response. (RTKL Section 1101) If you have any further questions, please contact the Administrative Services Division at (215) 885-1600 or [email protected]

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