Since Wisconsin is an ‘open records’ state, police records are open to the public. Some Wisconsin police records, such as those that are sealed, juvenile and expunged records won’t be available because of privacy issues, but it’s possible to find information about a person who may have committed a crime in Wisconsin. Employers, landlords and those who might otherwise need background data are usually registered users who might request numerous records at once. If you only need to look for a record on a one-time basis, you can pay an $18 fee (by mail). Send the fee and a complete request form, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the following address:
Records Check Unit
P.O. Box 2688
Madison, Wisconsin 53701
Phone: (608) 266-3212
It may take as long as seven to ten days to receive a response and you pay the fee even if a record isn’t found. The report will include a section titled, “Notice to employers,” that teaches how to read and understand the report, since much of it could be complicated, legal data. Even though every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the results, the very nature of states’ records may not be as accurate as you’d like.
Another way to search through Wisconsin police records is to use the services of an Internet search site. These sites have become numerous since the Internet made it possible to search through volumes of records and data in a minute amount of time. Professionals will compile a report for you and deliver it to your private email address and you can read it in your own home or office. Legal professionals often use these private sites as a way to gather information for a case and vital records are a boon to genealogists who use this data to further their searches on family trees. Today, more ordinary citizens are using the sites for their own reasons. Perhaps you’re thinking of hiring a nanny for your children or a new love interest has entered your life. Today, you can’t be sure that anyone is telling you the truth about their pasts unless you do the work yourself. These Internet search sites have saved many people from being scammed or letting someone enter their lives who is out to scam or harm them in some way. Many don’t know about these Internet services and are put off by the complexity and inaccuracy of a state-based search. You can look for a private search site online by clicking on the link below. You’ll see how a private search site can help you find Wisconsin police records – or almost any state record you need.