Collisions reports for solicitors/insurers

The Collisions Administration Unit of the Tri Force CTC is responsible for the administration related to collisions recorded by Bedfordshire Police, Hertfordshire Constabulary, and Cambridgeshire Constabulary officers which have occurred within the boundaries of those three counties.

Not all Collisions will require officers to complete a collision report. The recording policy states that a collision report need not be completed unless there has been an injury which was reported at the time, or one of the parties has failed to stop at the scene and exchange details. This applies even when a police officer attends.

Collision reports are not received immediately by the unit – it is recommended that any requests are made a minimum of 21 days after the date of the collision.

Drivers involved in a collision being dealt with by the Collision Administration Unit are provided with the relevant collision reference number. Applicants may wish to wait for their client to be advised by the police of the relevant reference number before making a request for information. Abstract Reports will not be released before the police file is finalised.

A collision reference number is required to make a request for copies of information held on collision files.

Collision reference number form

To request a search of police records to determine if we hold any information on a collision or obtain a collision reference number use the form below. There is a search fee of £33.10. This must be paid via BACS after completing the following form.

Once payment has cleared the search will be carried out and the result of the search emailed to you.

Collision report form

To obtain a copy of a collision report or to request Third Party Details please use the form below. The cost of an abstract copy of a police report is £93.20, and the cost of Third Party Details is £33.10. This must be paid via BACS after completing the following form.

An abstract report will include copies of any witness statements (up to a maximum of three) where the witness has agreed that the police may disclose the document. Witness personal details will only be disclosed if that witness has consented for these to be released.

Third party details can only be disclosed where they have been confirmed.

To obtain a copy of a collision report or to request third party details the police collision reference number is required, and the form accessed via the Start Now button below should be used. In the majority of cases the reference number will be in one of the two following formats - 11A/A/1111/1111 or simply 11111111.

If the reference number you have is different to this and the collision has occurred since 2012 please request a reference number first by completing a Collision reference number form.

If the collision reference is not in the format shown above, and the incident occurred before 2013 please email the details to collisions@herts.pnn.police.uk in the first instance.

Additional information

The recording policy used by the three forces states that a collision report need not be completed unless there has been an injury which was reported at the time, or one of the parties has failed to stop at the scene and exchange details. This applies even when a police officer attends.

Material (other than in certain cases third party details) from police reports will only be released once the police investigation and any court proceeding which may follow have been finalised.

By requesting this information the requestor is confirming that they have a suitable involvement in the incident or are acting on behalf of an individual who is so involved.