Frequently Asked Questions
Obtaining Police Information
- How can I get a copy of my police report?
- How can I get a copy of my criminal record?
- How can I obtain crime statistics?
- How can I get a police clearance letter (proof of no criminal record)?
- Do I have any warrants?
Requests for reports can be made through the mail or in person. Requests must be accompanied by a cash, check or money order for $12.00 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
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, California, 92112-1431.
Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Request in person:
Monday - Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Location: SDPD Records Public Counter at 1401 Broadway, San Diego 92101
Request by e-mail:
Send e-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
You may obtain your own local criminal history information for a fee of $12.00. You must request this information from the SDPD Records Division at 1401 Broadway on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 8 a.m. 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.
A variety of crime statistics are available on this website.
Contact the San Diego County Sheriff's Licensing Division at 858-974-2020 for an application.
Information regarding an outstanding warrant can be obtained from the San Diego County Sheriff's on-line warrant system.
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.