Accident Reports & IPRA
The Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) is intended to provide the public with access to information about governmental affairs. Inspection of Public Records Act statutes:
Pursuant to DPS Policy OPR:45 (R-2), LERB maintains all NMSP or MTPD uniform crash reports throughout the state. Pursuant to NMAC rule 1.18.790.155, accident reports involving fatalities are retained for 20 years. Accidents that do not involve fatalities (i.e. hit and runs, property damage) are retained for 5 years.
Our department will release these reports upon a written or oral request (although we prefer written) by any civilian, law enforcement agency or officer, and any other agency. We utilize two different systems to search reports that are still available, ACCIDENTS under our CJIS applications and Ecrash which is an online service that is available to the public.
ACCIDENTS- A CJIS application (Criminal Justice Information System) retains information prior to and including part of 2012. These reports were sent to us manually by the district offices and logged in the application.
Ecrash- The new system available online allows inquiries from 2012 to present. Individuals can log on to the website, get reports online and pay for them by credit card. Any supplemental reports or photos are forwarded to our office manually.
Both systems are utilized depending on what year the crash took place. If available, photos, dashcam, diagrams, and other pertinent information can also be requested. All accident report requests received are logged in and out.
Request Via Mail
To request a New Mexico State Police incident report or accident report by mail, please fill out and print the IPRA Written Request Form.
The following form may be used to request New Mexico State Police and Department of Public Safety reports/documents. To submit an Inspection of Public Records Act request online, fill out the following mandatory fields: