Georgia Open Records Law makes most basic incident reports public records, however, in some cases there are exceptions in the law that do not permit us to release reports to the general public.
The Records Unit is responsible for the maintenance, processing, storage, and destruction of all files, records, and documents submitted to the unit. These would include citations, incident reports, accident reports, investigator’s reports, Uniform Crime Reporting, and other official police reporting as directed. See Police Reports for hours of operation. The Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Unit is responsible for maintaining computerized files on stolen property, wanted persons, missing persons, and other information on the state and national computer system. This unit functions twenty-four hours a day. The Records/GCIC Manager is also responsible for state and federal UCR reporting, Police Records retention and destruction, and processing criminal history Records Restriction requests for the department.