Question: How do I obtain a Crash report?
Obtain Crash Report Online
It’s now possible to obtain a copy of a crash report online.
The following information is required to request the report:
- Date of collision
- Driver’s last name
- Crash report number
- Name of agency investigating the crash
Simply visit FLHSMV’s website and enter the information as requested. The cost to obtain a report is available on their site. If you are unable to obtain a crash report from FloridaCrashPortal.gov, please contact the Gulf Breeze Police Records Section between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at 850-934-5121.
Obtain a Crash Report in Person
By law, within the first 60 days, crash reports can only be released to parties involved.
- Crash reports are $0.15 for first page and $.05 for each additional page
- Please bring Driver’s License or State ID card in order to obtain a report
Question: How do I obtain a police report?
Answer: Police reports can be obtained at the front desk Mon-Fri, 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., or by mail by sending a self-addressed envelope and proper payment. A charge of $3.00 is assessed for most accident and incident reports, with additional per page charges for lengthy investigative reports.
Question: How can I get fingerprinted or obtain a V.I.N. verification?
Answer: The Department will accommodate requests for fingerprints or V.I.N. verifications at the front desk Mon-Fri, 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. There is a $10.00 charge for these services.
Question: I have had several phone calls from people representing themselves as police officers and asking for donations. Are these police officers and what is the money used for?
Answer: Gulf Breeze police officers do not solicit money for the department. Police officers never make solicitations over the telephone. There are some law enforcement-related agencies such as the Fraternal Order of Police that solicit donations, but they are not police officers nor does the money directly benefit local law enforcement. However, some of the money does help support the sponsorship of legislation concerning law enforcement.
If the organization is legitimate, they will give you this information and then you can decide whether you want to make a donation. It’s also a good idea to ask for a financial statement or budget before making a decision about whether to donate to the organization.
Question: I received a call from a company claiming I had won a trip, but in order to claim my prize, I have to give them my bank account number, social security number, credit card number or some money. What should I do? Is this a scam?
Answer: The best rule of thumb is that if something sounds too good to be true, it is. And if you feel at all uneasy, there’s probably a good reason for that. You should never have to divulge personal information to receive a prize. And it’s always best to get information in writing, rather than over the telephone. If you do talk to someone on the phone, get their full name, the name of the company and phone number. Then you can call back to verify it is a legitimate company. If they won’t give you a name and number, chances are it is not legitimate.
For specific questions about scams, call the Gulf Breeze Police Department at (850) 934-5121.
Question: Can you tell me if there’s a warrant out for my arrest?
Answer: No. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for keeping all warrants, regardless of which agency requested the warrant. To contact the Sheriff’s Office, call (850) 983-1100.
Question: Can you tell me if someone is in jail?
Answer: No. The Santa Rosa County Jail is run by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. After we arrest someone, they are transported to the Santa Rosa Jail. Once they are booked in the jail, the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for tracking information about that person. To find out if someone is in jail or what their bond is, call the jail at (850) 983-1120 or visit Jail View on the Santa Rosa Sheriff website.
Question: What can I do about speeding in my neighborhood?
Answer: The Gulf Breeze Police Department invites requests for traffic enforcement, especially in residential areas. Simply call the main telephone number 850-934-5121 and report the problem. Once a complaint is received, officers are notified and assigned to monitor speeds in the affected area.
Question: How can I become a police officer?
Answer: We accept applications on a continual basis from individuals who hold a valid law enforcement certificate from the State of Florida, or from officers who hold a valid certificate from another state and are eligible to obtain Florida standards within 12 months. Once a need is determined an oral interview will be scheduled. After the completion of the oral interview an applicant may be selected to move onto the next phase. The next phase consists of a background investigation, computerized voice stress analysis, psychological assessment, drug screen and medical examination.
Question: I received a traffic citation I do not agree with. What can I do about it?
Answer: Once a citation is written, it is forwarded to the court clerk next business day. No one in the police department, including the Chief of Police, is able to dismiss or withhold prosecution of a ticket. If you disagree with the ticket, you can call the Santa Rosa County Traffic Violations Bureau at 850-981-5650 and ask for instructions on your options.
Question: I saw a strange car in my neighborhood, but am unsure about calling the police when something like that happens.
Answer: The police are here to serve you, but we cannot be everywhere at once. If you suspect anything out of the ordinary, please call (850)934-4050.
Question: How do I recover my personal property from the Police Department?
Answer: If you need to recover any property held by the Department, you can contact the Investigation Section at (850) 934-5121, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Question: I am going out of town; Can I have an officer check on my house while I am gone?
Answer: Yes. The Gulf Breeze Police Department offers Security Checks. You can complete a Security Check Form and bring it to the Police Department. Your address is placed on a list of addresses that Officers will check during the course of their shift.
Question: What does the Police Department do with found property that is turned in by the public or submitted by officers?
Answer: The Department stores found property located by officers, or dropped off by citizens, in our Evidence Section. Florida Statutes require the property to be held by the Department for 90 days, after which time the property is destroyed or donated to not-for-profit organizations. For more information, contact the Investigations Division at (850) 934-5121.