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Local background checks are the only background checks performed at Joplin Police Department. If you are needing a state background check, Missouri counties that are registered can be accessed at www.courts.mo.gov. The Joplin Police Department does not perform county or state background checks. A local background check costs $5.00 and can be requested at the police department's records division at 303 E. 3rd Street Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00. An ID is required. Cash, Master Card, Visa or check only.
If you would like to download a copy of your accident report, visit the Carfax website at www.crashdocs.org. You will need the date of the crash, last name, and report number.Carfax will charge a convenience fee of $5.50 in addition to the Police Department’s charge of $2.00 for the accident report. If you would rather still come to the police department to obtain a copy and not pay the convenience fee, then that will still be an option.
Our evidence technician works Monday through Friday 8:00 to 3:00, so it will be during those days and hours that your appointment will be made. Property/evidence cannot be released on weekends. Due to international police accreditation standards, as well as department policy, property and evidence can only be released by an evidence custodian. Property and Evidence Release Form
If you have general inquiries on specific neighborhoods or areas of Joplin, you can contact the department's crime analyst Vanessa West at 623-3131 ext. 1413.