The Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code provides guidelines for release of all accident reports investigated by the Halifax Area Regional Police Department. Those guidelines are as follows:
75 Pa.C.S. §3751. Reports by police.
(1) Police departments shall, upon request, furnish a certified copy of the full report of the police investigation of any vehicle accident to any person involved in the accident, his attorney or insurer, and to the Federal Government, branches of the military service, Commonwealth agencies, and to officials of political subdivisions and to agencies of other states and nations and their political subdivisions.
(5) Police departments may refuse to furnish the complete copy of investigation of the vehicle accident whenever there are criminal charges pending against any persons involved in the vehicle accident unless the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure require the production of the documents.
The Halifax Area Regional Police Department charges a fifteen (15) dollar fee for furnishing copies of each police accident report requested, payable to Halifax Borough. All requests for accident reports must be in writing, and can be mailed or delivered in person to the following address:
Halifax Area Regional Police Department
203 Armstrong Street, PO Box 445
Halifax, PA 17032