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  • How do I obtain copies of a motor vehicle accident report?

    Accident reports that are completed by the Rensselaer Police Department are usually ready for pick-up in 3-5 business days. You may call the police department prior to coming to the police station to inquire the status of a report. Accident reports are free of charge for those involved.
  • How do I obtain copies of police reports?

    To obtain a police report, you must fill out a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request, stop at the police station to request one. Depending on the information requested, the request may take several days. A member of the police department will contact you with the results of your request.
  • Court appearances, fines and Uniform Traffic Tickets

    All questions regarding these issues should be directed to the Rensselaer City Court (518)462-6751. The police do not have the authority to adjust court appearances or determine or collect fines.
  • How do I contact a member of the Rensselaer Police Department?

    Anyone who wishes to speak with an officer can contact the police department's non-emergency phone number (518)462-7451. If the officer is not available, a message will be left to contact you. 
  • I need fingerprints taken for a job application, adoption proceedings, etc. Can the Rensselaer Police Department help?

    Yes, during normal business hours, 9AM to 5PM, or call (518)462-7451 for an appointment.