How to Obtain Police Reports & Records

Records Unit

Records Unit staff provide incident, arrest and accident reports to the general public, media and police personnel internally and nationwide.

Police reports and records may be obtained from the SJPD Records Unit located at:

201 West Mission Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Records Unit: (408) 277-4261

Click here for Records Unit hours of operation and additional contact information.

Depending on the type of report, requests for reports may be made in person, by U.S. mail or by telephone. Report costs are listed on the Fee Schedule.

All requests for information are processed in accordance with State of California data privacy laws and department policy.


Permits Unit

If you are looking for copies of police reports and records, contact the RECORDS UNIT (above)

If you are looking for permits or licenses, depending on the type of permit, permit applications may be obtained online from our online Document Center, or from the SJPD Permits Unit.

Click here for Permits Unit hours of operation and additional contact information.


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