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How to Order Police Records

Step 1

Review the descriptions below to find the report(s) you need.

Step 2

Complete and download the order form that corresponds with the report you need (for mail orders), or click the ORDER NOW button (if available) to order and pay online with a credit card.

General Information

Release of police records and reports is governed by the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act, Colorado Revised Statute 24-72-301, et seq.  Some reports may not be releasable; others may have certain information redacted as required by law.  A processing fee (non-refundable) is required for all orders.  For requests from Civil Liability, the first ten pages are included in the non-refundable search fee, with an additional $0.25 per page thereafter.

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Access to records - denial by custodian - use of records to obtain information for solicitation
(1)  Records of official actions and criminal justice records and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and other information in such records shall not be used by any person for the purpose of soliciting business for pecuniary gain. The official custodian shall deny any person access to records of official actions and criminal justice records unless such person signs a statement which affirms that such records shall not be used for direct solicitation of business for pecuniary gain.


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Questions About Police Records?

Identification Section
(720) 913-6756

Records Unit
(720) 913-6755

Civil Liability Section
(720) 913-6362


Identification Section

Record Type

Mail Order

Online Order

Arrest Record
A record of arrest with the Denver Police Department will include the name, date(s) of and charges, fingerprint class, booking number(s). The report includes all initial charges and does not include final disposition. To receive the disposition of the charge(s), a request to the appropriate court is needed. Request for Juvenile arrest records must be requested under the Civil Liability Section, by requesting a person hard copy report.

Please note:

The fee collected for this item is a search fee under Denver Revised Municipal Code 42-1. If a report or record does not exist or is not releasable, the funds collected will not be returned.

Arrest Photo
An individual’s recent arrest photo will be given, Please note, if the arrest did not include being processed at the detention center, no photo is available.

Please note:

The fee collected for this item is a search fee under Denver Revised Municipal Code 42-1. If a report or record does not exist or is not releasable, the funds collected will not be returned.

Record Query-Letter of Police Clearance
A Record Query-Letter of Police Clearance is similar to an Arrest Record (above). However, it also includes a check for active warrants.  For an additional fee, a notarized copy is available.


Records Unit

Record Type

Mail Order

Online Order

Accident Report
The Records Unit provides the two-page accident report that is typically needed for insurance purposes.  Accident reports that were filed with the Denver Police Department can be provided in most cases, however, accidents that occurred in Denver but were only reported to Colorado State Patrol will not be available from DPD. Hit-and-run accidents, and accidents involving a fatality, must be requested from the Civil Liability Section by ordering an "Investigation Report."

Please note:

The fee collected for this item is a search fee under Denver Revised Municipal Code 42-1. If a report or record does not exist or is not releasable, the funds collected will not be returned.

Offense Report
These reports include most incidents which are reported to a DPD officer.  Report availability is dependent on the year the offense occurred and the type of offense involved.  Homicides, fatalities, sexual assaults, and cases involving juveniles need to be requested from the Civil Liability Section using the "Investigation Report" option.

Please note:

The fee collected for this item is a search fee under Denver Revised Municipal Code 42-1. If a report or record does not exist or is not releasable, the funds collected will not be returned.

Civil Liability Section

Due to staffing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Civil Liability will temporarily be unable to accept Expedited orders. Any Expedites currently in progress will be honored.  Additionally, fulfillment of regular requests may be extended beyond our normal production time.  We regret any inconvenience; for hardship issues or other questions please EMAIL us at

Record Type

Mail Order

Online Order

911 Recording
This is an audio recording of the call made to 911 and taken by the 911 call taker. Permission to release must be obtained from the caller before a recording can be released. If a Defense Attorney is requesting this call in relation to a criminal case they are handling, they may fill out the Confidentiality Agreement to receive the call.  If required, email the confidentiality agreement to Please note: The corresponding transaction number in the subject line.

Civil Liability has transitioned to an electronic only ordering system for better production and tracking. 

For questions, please contact Civil Liability at

Dispatch Recording
This is a recording of the calls between the Police Radio Dispatcher and the officers responding to a 911 call. The Dispatch Recording contains information concerning the 911 call.

Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Report
Typed synopsis of the 911 calls related to the incident. This is not verbatim or a transcription of the call.

Premise History
This report lists the Calls For Service (CFS) at a specific location in the City and County of Denver over a particular time period. The report typically includes dates and times as well as the nature of the CFS. Premise Histories are available for physical addresses only, but not for specific units within complexes. Premise histories can be requested for increments of up to three years. As with all other reports released under the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act, identifying information on Sex Assaults and Juveniles, as well as information for which release would not be in the public interest, will be redacted.

Person Hardcopy
This report is a synopsis of the information contained in the department’s records management systems regarding a particular person. The report may include present and past addresses, report numbers where the person was listed as a victim, witness, or other involved party, and some limited identifying information.

Investigation Report
The investigation report expands on the basic Accident and Offense reports and often includes officer and witness statements, the detective's notes, and scanned images. Restrictions on the release of investigation reports include:

  • Incomplete or Active Investigation: Only completed investigations are eligible for release, provided they are not part of an active criminal prosecution. Decisions regarding release of these reports will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Active Prosecution: Documents related to ongoing criminal cases should be obtained through a Discovery Motion to the court.

Identifying information of victims of sexual assault will be redacted; Juvenile suspect/victim/witness identifying information be redacted. Information contrary to the public interest will likewise not be released.

Audio/Video/Photo CD
This can include:
interviews, photos, and/or video from a closed investigation (depending on content). Please call if you are not sure if the item you are looking for exists. One CD per request.

HALO Video
The Denver Police Department monitors city streets in High Activity Location Observation (HALO) areas. HALO video is available to order via the online system, subject to certain restrictions. Unless previously retrieved or preserved, video images captured by HALO are overwritten after 30 days.

DUI Room Video
This is footage of a person who has been arrested for DUI and held in the DUI designated holding cells at the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Facility. Please note: this footage is only available for a maximum of 27-days after it has been captured.

Pay Additional Fees
Use this option to pay for additional pages after being notified by Civil Liability, or to Expedite a previously placed order (you will need the Transaction ID from your original receipt).  A COPY OF THE NEW RECEIPT MUST BE EMAILED TO FOR PROCESSING.

Police Administration Building
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204

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