Obtaining Police Information

How can I get a copy of my police report?

Requests for reports can be made through the mail or in person. Requests must be accompanied by a check or money order for $12 per report, payable to the City of San Diego.

The following information is necessary to identify requested report:

  • parties involved;
  • date and location of occurrence;
  • report number if available;
  • incident number if available

Note: Arrest reports - only pages 1 & 2 can be released.  The cost is 50 cents (check, cash or money order).

A third party may pick-up a Report if they have written authorization from the Reporting Party along with photo ID and the required $12 fee. 

Request by mail:
Send request to SDPD Records, MS#726, P.O. Box 121431, San Diego, CA, 92112-1431.
Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Request in person:
Monday - Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Location: SDPD Records Public Counter at 1401 Broadway, in downtown San Diego

For questions relating to the following report types and case numbers for:

  • Accident Reports
  • Crime Reports
  • Arrest Reports
  • Auto Theft Reports

Or to confirm if a report is ready for pick-up, send e-mail questions to [email protected] (this site is only for questions related to case numbers)

*please note reports will not be faxed or emailed

For questions relating to the following report types and case numbers for:

Accident Reports
Crime Reports
Arrest Reports
Auto Theft Reports

Or to confirm if a report is ready for pick-up, send e-mail questions to [email protected] (this site is only for questions related to case numbers)

*please note reports will not be faxed or emailed

- See more at: https://www.sandiego.gov/police/services/faqs/traffic#sthash.hZFe9Aa6.dpuf

For questions relating to the following report types and case numbers for:

Accident Reports
Crime Reports
Arrest Reports
Auto Theft Reports

Or to confirm if a report is ready for pick-up, send e-mail questions to [email protected] (this site is only for questions related to case numbers)

*please note reports will not be faxed or emailed

- See more at: https://www.sandiego.gov/police/services/faqs/traffic#sthash.3FWgFC1X.dpuf

For questions relating to the following report types and case numbers for:

Accident Reports
Crime Reports
Arrest Reports
Auto Theft Reports

Or to confirm if a report is ready for pick-up, send e-mail questions to [email protected] (this site is only for questions related to case numbers)

*please note reports will not be faxed or emailed

- See more at: https://www.sandiego.gov/police/services/faqs/traffic#sthash.3FWgFC1X.dpuf

Contact us at (619) 531-2846. Monday - Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

How can I get a copy of my criminal record?

You may obtain your own local criminal history information for a fee of $12. You must request this information from the SDPD Records Division at 1401 Broadway in downtown San Diego, on Tuesdays or Thursdays, between 8 and 11 a.m.

You may also request this information from your attorney by providing him/her with a letter of authorization. The information provided will be San Diego Police Department arrests only. For a full criminal history record, contact the California Department of Justice.

How can I obtain crime statistics?

A variety of crime statistics are available on this website.

How can I get a police clearance letter (proof of no criminal record)?

Contact the San Diego County Sheriff's Licensing Division at (858) 974-2020 for an application.

Do I have any warrants?

Information regarding an outstanding warrant can be obtained from the San Diego County Sheriff's on-line warrant system.

If you have additional questions about San Diego Police Department Recruiting, see the Frequently Asked Questions, call (619) 531-COPS (2677) or email [email protected].

If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

To access 9-1-1 from a cell phone or outside San Diego, dial (619) 531-2065.

For 24-hour non-emergencies, dial (619) 531-2000 or (858) 484-3154.