How to Find a Police Report in Phoenix

By Aaron Marquis - Updated June 01, 2017
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The Arizona Police Department provides a straightforward process toward finding police reports, whether by mail or in person. If you need reports for research purposes, journalistic reasons, or for your own legal needs, Arizona's Public Record Department will assist you in the approval process for the report. Ask for reports in advance if you need to have them by a specific deadline. Processing may take from a few days to a few weeks.

Requesting Police Reports Online

Visit the Phoenix Police Department of Public Records online and download the "Public Records Form" located at the right of your browser window. Fill in the necessary information on the "Public Records Request" document, including the date and time of the police report, the parties involved and the reason for the request. You must also provide your name and contact information should the police department approve the request.

Mail the "Public Records Request" to the Phoenix Police Department. Should the department approve the request for a police report, you will have to pay 15 cents per printed page.

Phoenix Police Department Code Enforcement Unit - Public Records 1717 East Grant St. Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85034-3401 602-534-1127 phoenix.gov

Finding Records in Person

Visit the Phoenix Police Department to start the search for a police report. Request a "Public Records Request" document.

Fill in the necessary information on the "Public Records Request" document, including the date and time of the police report, the parties involved, and the reason for the request. You must also provide your name and contact information should the police department approve your request. Pay the records clerk the 15-cent fee per printed report page.

Tip

Search for police reports well in advance before you need them, as the approval process may take a few days.

About the Author

Aaron Marquis is a University of Texas graduate with experience writing commercials and press releases for national advertising agencies as well as comedy television treatments/stories for FOX Studios and HBO. Marquis has been writing for over six years.

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