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Winnebago County Sheriff's OfficeNews Media Release  News  Release Number                2010-043
 Information: Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Crash Reports                                              Available On-Line
 Date:  November 18, 2010  Time:  10:00 AM       Page 1   of  2

 Narrative:  The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has entered into an agreement with DOCVIEW, LLC to place traffic crash reports On-Line.  The Accident Report System was selected to serve as our traffic crash insurance and citizen request technology. is an Internet based application that was developed to help law enforcement agencies and insurance companies manage and access traffic crash reports in a more efficient manner.  Through the use of innovative online document management technology, you are now able to rapidly find and view an accident report usually within 2-4 business days of the occurrence.  You can now access your reports over the Internet, 24 hours a day. was designed to do the following:

  • Allow for multi-jurisdictional date sharing and searching;
  • Facilitate web accessible availability of accident reports for insurance companies, officers, and citizens;
  • Provide investigators access to crash information for all agencies on the system;

 We expect Internet viewing and printing will significantly reduce time spent dealing with insurance agencies and citizens seeking copies of traffic crashes.  Sheriff Meyers notes, “It is our desire to provide a level of expediency to anyone wishing to view and print traffic crash reports in the convenience of their home or business, which has not been available before.”  The Sheriff’s Office investigates roughly 1300 traffic crashes a year, and Machesney Park (which contracts police services through the Sheriff’s Office) investigates roughly 700 crashes a year.  Most crashes involve at least two drivers, which means 4000 individuals or insurance companies are likely to request copies of reports.  

 Winnebago County Sheriff's OfficeNews Media Release  News  Release Number                2010-043
 Date:  November 18, 2010  Time:  10:00 AM       Page 2   of  2


  • Reports are available from work or home, 24 hours a day via the Internet;
  • Citizens do not have to drive to our office, park, or go through security;
  • Reports are converted to a PDF format making them easy to view, save, print and e-mail;
  • Reports are normally accessible within 2-4 business days, on-line;
  • Reports cannot be modified, maintaining report integrity;
  • Clear, high resolution images of each report for optimal viewing and printing; charges a nominal convenience fee for this service, which is added to the cost of the report.  Citizens who do not wish to pay $11.00 for the report (the Docview convenience fee of $6.00 plus $5.00 for the report) on-line can still come to the Justice Center and pay the normal report fee of $5.00 if they wish.


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