Records

The records bureau customer service window is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The records bureau coordinates and/or provides the following services:
 
Criminal Records Checks

City of Goose Creek criminal records checks can be requested at the records window. Criminal records checks can usually be completed while you wait. This is contingent upon the records bureau's workload and staffing and cannot be predicted. To expedite the process, download the records check form and fill out the requester information and acknowledgement of limitations sections prior to your arrival.

Fees
  • City residents $2
  • Non-city residents $4
Crime and Traffic Collision Reports
Crime and traffic collision reports for the preceding 14 days are maintained in the office and immediately available upon submission by the investigating officer.

Fees
For crime report victims (as indicated in the report) and not at-fault parties (as indicated on traffic collision reports) or their parent / guardian, if juvenile, the service is provided free of charge if requested in person. All other parties must pay $5. Certain restrictions apply to the release of collision reports as required by the federal Drivers Privacy Protection Act (DPPA).

Reports generated beyond the preceding 14 days and other documentation will be made available in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) as described below.

Freedom of Information Act
The Goose Creek Police Department, in good faith, abides by both the spirit and letter of the Freedom of Information Act (Sections 30-4-10 through 30-4-110 of the S.C. Code of Laws 1976, as amended).

Upon written request, we will attempt to provide reports and other readily retrievable documents while you wait. Fees are based on research time required and the number of reports / documents requested.  

Requests that involve extensive research, collection, and preparation will not be fulfilled while you wait. In such cases we will prepare an estimate of anticipated costs based upon the established document rate and hourly rate for the processing clerk's time and notify you as soon as practicable but within the 15-day window provided by the act. The estimated cost must be paid prior to the research, collection, and preparation of the documents requested.

Other Services
It is impossible to predict and list the various types of requests that might be made of our department. As such, please feel free to contact our records bureau at 843-797-6220 Ext. 2300 to discuss any particular requests you have that are not covered on this page. We will expend our best efforts to accommodate you within the confines of the law.