How do I request a copy of a police report?
Requests for copies of Police Reports must be made in writing. For your convenience, a Report Request Form is available here:
Please complete the report request form and provide a copy of a valid form of identification. Your payment must also be submitted at the time of your request. Please refer to the Report Request Form or below for pricing. You may contact the Records Unit telephonically for price confirmation. Please allow three to five working days for UCPD to process your request. Requests may be made in person or mailed to:
UCLA Police Department
601 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Who may request a copy of a police report?
Crime and Incident Reports
- Authorized representative of victim
- Insurance carrier against which a claim has been made and/or might be made
- Person suffering bodily injury, property damage or loss
- If the disclosure would endanger the safety of a witness or other involved party
- If disclosure could endanger the successful completion of an investigation and/or related investigation
- Name and address of a victim(s) of certain specified crimes will not be disclosed
- If the Department is prohibited by law from releasing the report (e.g. child abuse reports)
Traffic Collision Reports
- Drivers involved in the collision
- Registered owners of vehicles involved
- Parents of a minor driver involved
- Passengers involved listed in the report
- Insurance companies
- Those incurring property damage as a result of the accident
- Those who may incur civil liability as a result of the accident
- Any attorney who declares under penalty of perjury that he or she represents any of the above persons
- Parents of a juvenile may receive a copy of certain types of reports if their child is the only juvenile identified in the report.
All other requesters must petition the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court directly for the release of juvenile records. The Juvenile Court has the exclusive authority to determine whom, and the extent to which juvenile record information may be released. The required forms are: Petition to Obtain Report of Law Enforcement Agency (JV-575) and Notice to Child and Parent/Guardian re: Release of Juvenile Police Records and Objection (JV-580). The completed forms can be mailed or delivered to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. After service of the required documents on all interested parties, and the time to object has expired, the Presiding Judge of Juvenile Court will rule on the request.
How much will it cost? How can I pay for it?
The cost of a report is listed below with the exception of a Domestic Violence report which is released at no cost to the victim pursuant to Family Code section 6228. If your request is approved, you will be contacted to arrange pick-up and payment of the report. If your request is denied, you will receive a written denial in accordance with Government Code section 6255(b).
The cost to obtain a police or EMS incident report is $17.00.
The cost to obtain a police arrest report is $25.00.
Traffic accident reports have a separate fee structure:
Property Damage Only: $44.00
Minor Injury Report: $81.00
Major Injury Report: $160.00
Checks should be made payable to “U.C. Regents”. Cash and major credit cards are accepted in person at the UCLA Police Department.
Background Clearance Letters
Background Clearance Letters are provided to requestors who reside in the immediate vicinity of the UCLA Police Department and campus community. The fee is $25.00 and takes approximately three to five business days to process.
UCLA Police Department, Records Unit
Phone: (310) 206-8126
Fax: (310) 825-8696
Mail Code: 136408
601 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1364
Monday 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week