The mission of the Wichita Police Department Records Bureau is to manage all City law enforcement records throughout their lifetime, from generation or reception, clarification, review, validation, updating, storage and retrieval to final destruction or archival storage; to efficiently disseminate the documentation per Federal, State and local laws to law enforcement, criminal justice, government agencies, citizens and their agents; and provide Wichita Police and other criminal justice, government agents, citizens and their agents; and provide Wichita Police and other criminal justice agencies special policing support.
The Records Bureau is a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day a week operation. These hours of operation are essential to provide the support needed for the Department as well as the community of Wichita. The Records Bureau is available by phone 24/7 and accessible to walk-in customers, 8am - 5pm (Monday-Friday).
Wichita Police Department
455 N Main, 5th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202
Kansas Open Records Act
The Kansas Open Records Act (K.O.R.A) is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of government bodies at all levels in Kansas. This area provides copies of incident reports, accidents, Axon footage, and documents related to the Wichita Police Department. If you are needing documents, Axon video, or full reports please follow this link Open Records Request
The Central Records Unit provides service to citizens and departmental members by locating incident numbers, providing media copies of incident reports, maintaining the integrity of police records in compliance with the law, and disseminating information in regulation with the Kansas Open Records Act.
P: (316) 268-4186
The Case Desk Unit provides service to citizens and departmental members by completing data entry of police incidents directly into the Records Management System.
P: (316) 268-4221
These are incidents that do not require a law enforcement officer's presence at the scene; such as an non-emergency situations when the suspect or offender is not present, when there is no evidence to be collected, or to prevent a crime from occurring. These types of incidents include, but are not limited to the following report types:
a. Auto thefts;
b. Gas run-offs;
c. Non-injury accident reports;
d. Disorderly conduct reports;
e. Disturbance over reports;
f. Fraud reports;
g. Larceny reports (unless it involves the loss of a firearm);
h. Lost property reports;
i. Lost license tags;
j. Mental reports;
k. Miscellaneous offense reports;
l. Disorderly conduct by phone calls;
m. Runaway reports;
n. Vandalism reports;
o. Assault reports.
S.P.I.D.E.R. UNIT (Special Police Information Data Entry Retrieval)
The Wichita Police Department S.P.I.D.E.R. Unit operates twenty-four (24) hours daily, seven (7) days per week. This unit is staffed with ten (10) dispatch positions. The mission of the S.P.I.D.E.R. Unit is to collect and disseminate information, by various means of communications, to law enforcement agencies of the area and nation, and to others authorized to receive such information.
The Imaging Unit has the responsibility of archiving non-current year police documentation. They also assist with retrieval of archived reports for research and investigative requests.
The Fingerprint Unit provides classification of fingerprints, maintains fingerprint files and comparison of fingerprints, and maintains quality control of arrest information.
Word Processing Unit
The Word Processing Unit has the responsibility of transcribing Additional Information Reports from the officers' digital recordings into a supplemental report added to the original case incident in the Wichita Police Department's Record Management System. The typed documents are used for reference and are maintained as a permanent record in the incident.
The Records Bureau maintain records for vehicles that are impounded by Wichita Police Department as well as send notifications to owners of impounded vehicles. All unclaimed vehicles are auctioned via the internet.
The City of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, now sells vehicles online via Kansas Impound Auctions. When the owners of impounded vehicles fail to pay the removal storage incurred, these vehicles and any personal property contained therein, will be sold online.
Kansas Impound Auctions
Procedures for claiming your vehicle
You will need to have a current registration per state law (K.S.A., 8-1103) and valid photo identification to claim your vehicle. If you are picking up a vehicle that is registered in someone's name other than yourself, they will need to bring valid photo identification along with a completed and notarized Vehicle Release Form (this form is also available at Property & Evidence) from the owner giving them permission to pick up your vehicle plus the current registration. Note: A notary is not available at the Wichita Police Department (including Property & Evidence).
If your vehicle has been involved in a crime and has a hold placed on it, you will need to contact the case detective to obtain a release. The release can be faxed to the tow lot that holds your vehicle.
If you are protesting your impound fees, you will need to contact Municipal Court at (316) 268-4629 to set up an impound hearing. You have five (5) business days after your vehicle has been impounded to obtain a hearing.
Find my Impounded Car Online
Having trouble paying your vehicle impound fees? You may qualify for an installment payment plan or homelessness waiver.
Apply for the Impound Payment Program
Impounded Vehicle Complaints
For any complaints regarding your wrecker company please click below:
Wrecker Company Complaint Form
Impounded Auto Lots
Lot hours to the public are 7am - 7pm daily.
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