The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced a partnership with Appriss, Inc., to provide citizens with a more efficient method to access traffic crash reports from law enforcement agencies across the state. Effective immediately, the public may retrieve collision reports online through the secure website www.tnbuycrash.com 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Tennessee is one of five states to join Appriss, Inc., in offering this crash report service. Florida, Georgia, Indiana and Kentucky are also making crash reports available to the public online.
“One of our goals is to provide the best customer service to the citizens of Tennessee and to those who travel through our state. The implementation of this online service will provide the public with a fast, convenient option to obtain crash reports and enhance the efficiency of law enforcement agencies across the state. We look forward to working with Appriss to offer individuals another choice to access crash reports,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.
The Tennessee Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN) is a database developed for the electronic collection, submission, and management of all traffic safety related data in Tennessee. TITAN is the repository for all vehicle crash reports submitted to the Department of Safety & Homeland Security. Crashes investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), as well as local police and sheriff departments, should be available online within seven days of the crash. The cost of an online collision report is $10.
Citizens may continue to visit any local THP district office or law enforcement agency to purchase crash reports or request a copied be sent through U.S. mail. The fee for these options remains $4.
The additional cost for the online crash reports are based on convenience fees which support the TITAN technology. The addition fee for this service was approved by the Tennessee General Assembly.
“State troopers will begin to distribute information about the online crash report system to the parties involved at the crash scene,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “While this option benefits the citizen, it will also allow troopers and police officers to spend less time at crash scenes and enhance the safety and service of law enforcement officials across the state.”
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure that our state is a safe, secure place in which to live, work and travel; enforce the law with integrity; and provide customer-focused services professionally and efficiently.