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Get a Police Report

For instructions on how to get a police report, select the type of report below.

Police Reports Taken by the San Diego Police Department
Includes requests for arrests, crimes, and event incident reports

Here are the ways to obtain a report:

Mail

Send your request and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

SDPD Records MS#726
P.O. Box 121431
San Diego, CA 92112

Include:

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

In-Person

SDPD Records Division
1401 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fees

All reports, except for arrest reports, cost $12, payable via check or money order payable to City Treasurer.

Arrest reports (only page 1 can be released) cost 50 cents, payable via check or money order to the City Treasurer.

Pick-Up

After seven (7) business days, email sdpdreportrequests@pd.sandiego.gov or call 619-531-2846 to confirm if a report is ready for pick up.

A third party may pick up a report if they have written authorization from the victim with a photo ID and the required $12 fee.

Traffic Collision or Accident Reports

Before attempting to obtain a copy of the traffic collision report, please allow 3 - 10 business days from the date of the accident so the report can be submitted, processed, and approved for release.

Here are the ways to obtain a traffic collision report:

Online

Submit an online request through LexisNexis eCrash.

A small fee may be charged to retrieve a report.


Phone

866-215-2771

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST


Mail

Mail request to:

SDPD Records MS#726
P.O. Box 121431
San Diego, CA, 92112

Include:

  • a stamped, self-addressed envelope
  • check or money order for $12 per report, payable to the City Treasurer

In-Person

SDPD Records Division
1401 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

There is a $12 processing fee per report.

Learn more about traffic accidents, reports and tickets.

Criminal History Reports

Get local criminal history reports from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. If you need local criminal history longer than seven (7) years, request a report from the State of California Department of Justice.

If you need a background check for Visa/Immigration or any foreign nation transactions, request a report from the State of California Department of Justice.

Warrants

Get information regarding an outstanding warrant from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department online warrant system.

Other Reports & Documents

Live Scan Fingerprinting Services - Not offered by the San Diego Police Department. Find a location in San Diego County

NextRequest Online Portal - request and receive other types of SDPD documents including non-exempt documents, emails, etc.

Open Data Portal for Police Data

911 Monthly Reports

San Diego County ARJIS Crime Statistics

Crime Mapping & Alerts