Crash reports available online

CNJ staff

The Clovis Police Department has made crash reports available for purchase by the public over the Internet.

Available Friday, crash reports can now be purchased within 24 hours of being scanned by records personnel, according to a press release from police.

Each year nearly 1,500 crash reports are filed by records staff, with a potential of 3,000 copies requested between drivers and or insurance companies, the police department estimates.

“We expect Internet viewing and printing will significantly reduce the time spent dealing with insurance agencies and citizens seeking copies of traffic crashes,” the release said.

The department entered into a contract with the service provider, DOCVIEW, LLC, in the interest of expediting requests.

Reports cost $8 through the service — the police department’s standard $2 fee for crash reports and a $6 convenience fee charged by DOCVIEW.

Reports can still be purchased for $2 directly from the police department, the release said.

“It is our desire to provide a level of expediency to anyone wishing to view and print police reports in the convenience of their own home or business office, of which has not been available in this area before,” Chief Steve Sanders said in the release.

Crash reports online: www.docview.us.com, a crash report number and the date of the crash are needed to search for records.