Records Section

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The Records Section of the Richmond Police Department is the repository for all police documents, reports, and electronic records management. Traffic citations and misdemeanor investigations are prepared and forwarded to the court from the Records Section. Felony reports are routed to the appropriate Investigative Services Unit for follow-up investigation.  

Primary duties also include data entry and retrieval from state and national law enforcement information data bases as well as data entry support to the adjacent local police agency of El Cerrito. The information entered into the data base is used by Crime Analysis, Command Staff, all RPD personnel, the community, and other law enforcement agency personnel.

The Records Section is staffed and operational 24/7 including holidays. Much of the time-sensitive work is completed by the Records Specialists who also respond to phone calls and assist citizens with lobby service at the counter from 7:00am to 8:00pm daily. Some of our services include:

  • Livescan Fingerprinting (by appointment; fee required) - $71 plus DOJ and/or FBI associated fees
Live scan printing requires a request form from your employer or other entity. Picture ID is required at the time of printing. A valid CA  driver's license, CA State ID, Military Identification Card, Green Card, Immigration Card, Alien Registration Card, or Valid Out-of State  Driver’s license. Appointments are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

  • Vehicle Releases - $172

  • Clearance Letters - $29

  • Property Releases

  • Adult/Juvenile Arrest Record Sealing Requests

To obtain copies of police reports you can contact the Records Section, to confirm that the report is ready and releasable, by calling (510) 620-6675.  Reports are usually ready for pick up within 7 to 10 days.  Certain reports may not be released if the case is under investigation or there will be a danger to any individual listed on the report.  No juvenile information will be given out.

o Copies of Traffic Reports (subject to release) - $21

o Copies of Police Reports (subject to release) - $21/report

If you need to make a police report at the station the Records Specialists will contact the Communications Center to have an officer respond to the station. Reports taken in the police department lobby are prioritized and dispatched by the Communications Center as officers become available. 

It is our desire to provide efficient and expedient service whenever possible. If you have business with the Richmond Police Department Records Section please come by the station or contact us at the number below.

Contact Information

RPD Records Public Phone Line

 Choose Option 1 for Records and Option 2 for Records Clerk

Police Records and Property Manager

Norma Contreras
Monday - Thursday
 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM