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Request A Police Report

 

The health and safety of our community members and our staff remain our top priority. In response to the COVID-19 virus we are implementing social distancing measures which include changes to how we conduct business and respond to calls for service. During normal business hours our lobby will be closed, however staff will be available to provide assistance.

Our records staff is asking that requests for a copy of a police report be submitted with the attached fillable form. Be sure to include a copy of your government issued ID within the form. You can attach your ID by clicking inside the yellow Upload ID box.           

When requesting a copy of a police report:

  • This form is not for law enforcement or allied agencies. Please fax your request on department letterhead to: 650-355-1172.
  • Requests for body camera and in-car video footage are only made available under subpoena from a court.
  • You must be an involved party to request a copy of a police report/incident.
  • If you are an attorney requesting a copy of a report, you must mail in your request on official letterhead and include a copy of a signed authorization from your client granting you permission to obtain a copy along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

For your protection and the protection of our staff members, reports will be mailed via U.S. Postal Service in the coming weeks.  Please note the report request form will NOT send if the following mandatory fields are not completed:         

          Date of Request

          Name

          Address

          Phone Number

After filling out the form, press the orange Submit button which will automatically open your email client and attach the completed form to an email draft. Be sure to send the email after confirming the Report Request form is attached to your email.

You will need to use a PDF Reader to fill out the form, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat DC. You will NOT be able to fill out the form using an in-browser PDF viewer.

 

Report Request Workflow:

  1. Download and install Acrobat Reader or already have it installed on your machine
  2. Right click on the report request form below and Save As to a location on your machine.
  3. Once you have downloaded the form, make sure to open it with Adobe Acrobat or similar.

You may need to change how your machine handles PDF files. In the event double-clicking on the file does not open the file in Adobe Acrobat, right-click on the file and select Open With, and then choose Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 

Adobe Acrobat Reader Download

 

 Fillable Report Request Form

 

Please call our records staff with any questions at 650-738-7314. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We are all in this together and will get through this together.

To obtain a police report, a report release form must be completed and signed by the requesting party. These forms are available at the Records counter at the Pacifica Police Department. The Records office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm (and until 7:30pm on Wednesdays) with the exception of some holidays.

If you are not in the area, you may request a report in writing. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request. Your request should include your name, date of incident, report number (if known) and enough information so that we can comply with your request. 

Report requests can be mailed to:

Pacifica Police Department
Attn: Records
2075 Coast Highway
Pacifica, CA 94044

If you are not entitled to receive a report you will be notified in writing. The department is not currently charging a fee for a police report.

If you do not wish to come to the Police Department, effective April 1, 2010 most vehicle accident reports may be obtained online for a small fee.  Please follow the link below to Lexis Nexis and follow the directions to access you report.  To search for an accident you will need the report number, date of the accident, and name of the involved party (accidents involving special circumstances, fatalities, and some hit and runs will not be available online).  Please allow a minimum of 7 days after the accident before attempting to obtain a report.  If you have any questions call Police Records at (650) 738-7314.

Click here to access non-criminal collision reports

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