How do I obtain a copy of a police report?

Various laws regulate the release of police reports. The Pleasant Hill Police Department strives to assist person with requests for records while complying with the laws and protecting privacy as required by law. Please come to the police department to obtain a copy of your report. Insurance companies for victims also receive reports.

Generally, victims of crimes are able to obtain a copy of the police report. Victims are defined as persons suffering bodily or property damage or loss. The Pleasant Hill Police Department strives to provide copies of reports at the time of request but by law has up to 10 days to respond to your request.

Denials of request for a report will be in writing with the specific reason for the denial specified. Any denial is per the provisions of law.

Note: Circumstances which may affect the release of information include: the disclosure would endanger the safety of a witness or other person involved in the investigation; the disclosure would endanger the successful completion of the investigation, or the disclosure would endanger the successful completion of a related investigation. (Generally speaking, in limited instances, redacted information may be released.)

Following is some specific information on the release of reports:

• Domestic violence victims are able to obtain copies of reports. Confidentiality laws regulate the release of some information in these cases.

• Confidentiality laws also apply to the release of reports involving sex crimes, child abuse, and elder abuse.

• Reports involving juveniles, except traffic collisions, require approval of the Juvenile Court prior to release; Police Department staff will assist you by providing you with a petition form and forwarding the request to the Juvenile Court for consideration. If the Court grants the release, the information will be provided to you. Note: The Pleasant Hill Police Department will forward your petition to the Juvenile Court within 10 days of receipt of the petition.

• Identity theft victims (530.5 PC) may obtain a copy of their police report.

• Persons involved in traffic collisions may obtain copies of their report.

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3. Once my property has been authorized to be released, can I come to the Police Department to pick it up?
4. How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
5. Can I check my own "record" with the Pleasant Hill Police Department?
6. Can other persons check on my "record" with the Pleasant Hill Police Department?
7. Can I see who has been arrested?
8. What if I want to find out about specific police calls at my house or some other address?
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