Welcome to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s Sunshine Law information page. It is the policy of the SLMPD to provide access to all open records in accordance with the Missouri Sunshine Law, Chapter 610 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. The Police Department’s goal is to ensure transparency by making as many of its records publicly available as possible. The Sunshine Law Unit is responsible for ensuring compliance with this law and the Department’s policy.

Visit our On-Line Records Portal to submit, track the status and communicate with us about obtaining any requested document. This system can provide access to police records including: crash reports, criminal incident reports, police calls for service, background checks and other requested records.

Requests may also be submitted by U.S. Mail to the following address:

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
Attn: Sunshine Law Unit
1915 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Attorneys & Insurance Companies requiring additional information should read the Instructions for Sunshine Law Requests PDF.

You may also appear in-person to obtain copies of crash reports for accidents you were involved in and background checks. For more information on this service visit the SLMPD Records Division’s website.

Quick Links and Helpful Resources

Sunshine Law Unit

1915 Olive Street, Room 562

Phone: (314) 444-5388

Helpful Links and Resources

Tips for Making a Sunshine Request (PDF)

Sunshine Request FAQs (PDF)

Missouri Sunshine Law