The Arkansas State Police reported that Arkansas Uni-form Highway Crash Records are now available online through the Arkansas State Police Web site, www.asp.arkansas.gov, and the Arkansas state Web portal, www.arkansas.gov.
The Arkansas State Police is statutorily charged with the responsibility of maintaining a repository of all crash records prepared by certified Arkansas law enforcement agencies. Annually, an estimated 80,000 crash records are submitted to the state police repository.
There is a $12 fee for accessing an online crash record. The online service is a cooperative effort of the Arkansas State Police and the Information Network of Arkansas. Online users will be able to search the crash record database using the driver’s name, the county in which the crash occurred, or the date of the crash.
Once the record has been located, the full report can be purchased online for instant viewing or printing. The current online record repository dates back to January 2000. Individuals searching for crash records that pre-date the online repository should contact the Arkansas State Police Crash Records Section.
The ASP said it now takes 30 – 45 days before the most recent crash reports are delivered to the repository and loaded into the online system. As state and local law enforcement agencies begin to deliver the reports to state police headquarters in an electronic format, the lag time in posting the reports is expected to be significantly reduced.