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Vail Police offer online accident reports

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Beginning Dec. 1, the Vail Police Department is introducing a new online service for retrieval of traffic accident reports. The service is the result of a partnership between the department and the Carfax Municipal Assistance Program. The e-commerce and data sharing program uses Docview, an Internet-based application, to place traffic crash reports online. The reports can be retrieved usually within 24 hours of being posted to

The system was developed to help law enforcement agencies manage reports more efficiently and to make reports available to the public more quickly. Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger says the system provides an alternative and more expedient method for obtaining information needed by an individual involved in a motor vehicle crash or their insurance company. The program is endorsed by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police and has been obtained at no cost to the department or the town of Vail.

Docview charges a fee of $6 for a Vail crash report. Citizens who do not wish to pay the convenience fee can continue to stop by the police station in the Municipal Building at 75 S. Frontage Road and pay the standard report fee, which is generally from $1 to $2. The Docview service is also being offered by the Avon Police Department.

Visit the “Purchase a Crash Report” link at for this on-line service.

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