Records Department


It is the FSU Police Department’s policy to ensure that public records in the department’s custody are maintained and managed as required by the Florida Public Records Law.  This law provides that all materials made or received by FSU Police Department and local government agencies in connection with their official business are public records. 


The FSU Police Department Records Section places a high priority on efficient, effective, and economical management of public records to ensure that information is available when and where it is needed, in an organized and efficient manner, and in an appropriate environment.


Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday

                                    8:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed for lunch 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm)


Public records requests shall be accepted in writing, by electronic mail, by telephone, by facsimile, or in person.  While a request is not required to be made in writing, a written request will help the Records Section provide a more accurate response in a shorter period of time.



Telephone Number:    850-645-9291

Fax Number:               850-644-0966

Address:                      830 West Jefferson Street

                                    Tallahassee, FL  32306-4215


Traffic crash reports are exempt from public disclosure for 60 days after the date the report is filed, except for parties involved in the crash and other specific parties outlined in the statute.  This statute also provides criminal penalties (third degree felony) for the unlawful disclosure of confidential personal information and for unlawfully obtaining or attempting to obtain confidential personal information. 

Involved parties can obtain a crash report in person at the FSU Police Department.  All other interested parties visit



FSU Police Department does not conduct background checks however we do offer fingerprint services at no charge to all students, faculty and staff affiliated with Florida State University.   All non-affiliated individuals will be charged a flat rate of $5.00 for fingerprinting services if a fingerprint card is obtained.  Forms of payment include exact cash, check, or money order (made payable to FSU Police Department).


Fingerprint Hours:  Tuesday – Friday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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