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Police Reports

Who Can Request a Report?

Under certain circumstances, copies of Police Reports may be requested. In such instances, the requestor must meet certain criteria for the request to be granted. The following are a list of individuals authorized to request reports:

  • The victim of a crime,
  • An attorney representing someone who has been the victim of a crime
  • An insurance company representing someone who has been the victim of a crime.

The Fullerton Police Department does not release copies of crime reports to arrested persons or named suspects. If you've been arrested your attorney is entitled to a copy of the report on the date of your arraignment. The District Attorney will provide your attorney with this copy.

How Do I Request a Report?

Persons who wish to request a copy of a Police report can do so, using one of the following methods:

  • In person by coming to the Fullerton Police Department Front Desk.
  • Over the telephone, by calling (714) 738-6791.
  • Requests can also be made via US Postal Mail by submitting a written request and a check/money order in the amount of $15.00. Mail the request to:
      Fullerton Police Department
      237 W. Commonwealth Ave.
      Fullerton, CA 92832

What Does the Report Cost?

There is a fee of $15.00 due for the first 10 pages of a report and .50 cents for each page thereafter.

When Will the Report Be Available?

Crime Reports are normally available within 5 to 7 days from the date of the report was taken. Once you have requested the report, you will be notified by telephone when the report is ready for release. You must respond to the Police Department to pay for the report and to pick it up, or you may send a check for the fees along with a stamped self addressed envelope.