Contact: Officer Mike Wood, PIO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting on January 1, 2020, the Pensacola Police Department will no longer respond to, or make a crash report in simple parking lot crashes.
This change will make our procedure consistent with the Florida Highway Patrol.
When a crash is reported to the Communications Center, the dispatcher will direct the caller to our self-reporting link at PensacolaPolice.com and issue a CAD number.
The PPD will still require an officer to respond to parking lot crashes to take a report if certain criteria are met. The criteria are listed below:
-anyone is injured/complains of injury
-a driver is believed to be impaired
-a commercial vehicle is involved
-if a vehicle is disabled to the point a wrecker is required to move it
-a city vehicle is involved
-the crash is a hit and run
-any other criminal investigations.
- Hazardous materials are involved