Police records encompass a lot of records that the public would find to be of great use in their everyday lives, but when one speaks of police records, more often than not, the connotation is limited to records made by the police in pursuit of their mandate to maintain the law and keep the peace. In this regard, one can say that the most common type of Kentucky Police Records that would be requested from the police would be arrest records that would reflect the names of the people that have been arrested and the reason for their arrest.
It is easy to see why people would want to know if the person who is the subject of their search has been arrested before. Most people tend to judge other people on the basis of the things that the person who is the subject of the search had done before, and while one cannot say for certain if this is the right or wrong approach, one must remember that arrest records are limited in the sense that they are only made when the person in question and who is the subject of the search had been arrested before. Thus, if the person had not been arrested before, then there would be no records that could be requested for.
Arrest records are public records, and this designation means that any member of the public could make the request for copies of these records. of course, this does not mean that the records come for free as the person making the request would still have to pay the required fee, albeit such required fee is usually very minimal so as not to present a true obstacle to any person who would make the request for copies of these records. Note as well that a legitimate reason for making the request is not actually necessary before one could make the request for copies of these records, what is required is that the person making the request would comply with the requisites for a valid request.
Police records are often requested for at the place where the records are made, and while there are those stations that could accommodate request made through the mail, most requests are made in person, which means that the person interested in the records should first go to the office where the records are and make the request there. The method of making the request in person would require the actual presence of the person at the place where the records are being kept, but it is also faster, more efficient, and allows for both bulk requests and the chance to speak with people who know the person who is the subject of the search first hand so as to allow additional information that may not be reflected on the record that are requested for.
Copies of Kentucky Police Reports may also be obtained online through the use of online databases, and while these databases are not official sources in the strictest interpretation of the law, one must remember that these online databases could present information that would be substantially the same as that which could be presented by the official sources.