COLUMBIA — Most government records are open to the public at no charge. These records give citizens the opportunity to find out what’s going on, how their elected officials are spending tax dollars, how the various departments within a governmental entity work and other valuable information needed to make strong decisions for the future. Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to columbiamissourian.com/records.
The records: The MU Police Department's blotter — its daily activity summary — online, which includes the following incident information: case number, date and time reported, date and time occurred, location, type of incident, criminal offense and disposition.
Why you'd want them: You can stay up-to-date with campus police investigations, arrests and other activities.
Where you get the records: Go to the MU Police Department's website at mupolice.com and select the link for "Daily Activity Summary" on the left-side navigation bar. You can also go directly to mupolice.com/blotter. Click on the link of the date you're looking to find, and it will open a PDF document of the police department's activities for that particular day.
How much will it cost: The information is free.