I sometimes have to get copies of police reports when i am working theft claims. Normally I call up the department and they email me a copy, no problem. Yesterday I had to contact a larger county sheriff's office about a report. The lady said they don't have email and couldn't send me one, that I had to come to their main office and pick it up in person. I told her it was way out of the way, and asked if she could mail it. She said she wasn't supposed to, but she would. But I would have to send in a self addressed stamped envelope and a nickel. She said the report cost them a nickle to print off. But I couldn't send a nickel, I had to send a check or money order. For .05 .