Police Records

Obtaining Police Records

You may request a copy of a police report in person or through the mail. The cost is 15 cents per printed page. Records request forms are available at our customer service window in the lobby. If you choose to mail in your request, include a letter with your information in it, as well as your case number and a self-addressed stamped envelope.

We will respond to your request within five business days. If records are not yet be available for release, in that event you will be notified of the status of the case.

You may be asked to present photo ID at the time you request or pick up your report. This is to comply with laws regarding the release of restricted information. If your case is a criminal case, your request may be forwarded to the city prosecutor for release.

Public disclosure requests will be taken over the phone, fax or through email and released with appropriate redaction.

Criminal History Information 

The Washington State Patrol Identification and Criminal History Section (WASIS,) has established the website WATCH as the official online resource for providing criminal history conviction records for the state of Washington.