If you find yourself involved in a minor traffic crash, you are not necessarily obligated to call or wait for a police response. The Springfield Police Department encourages motorists involved in minor traffic crashes to exchange information with one another and file a Citizen Crash Report. The police department cannot work crashes that happen on private property, such as a mall parking lot, unless there are injuries that require immediate medical attention, or drinking is involved.
When to File a Citizen Crash Report
Crash happened within the Springfield city limits
Property damage to vehicles only
No injuries requiring immediate medical attention
There was no drinking or drug impairment involved
All vehicles involved are operational
Exchange Driver Information
Name and date of birth
Home and work phone numbers
Driver's license number and state of issue
Vehicle information (make, model, year, color, license plate number and state of issue, etc.)
How to File a Citizen Crash Report
In person at the front desk at Headquarters Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Print and complete a form, and mail it to the address at the right of this page or email it to [email protected].