Public Records Request

IMPORTANT: Use this portal to request public records. To file a police report, select the link below.

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Public Records Request Online Portal

Request and receive San Francisco Police Department records through an online portal. Public records are defined as any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public’s business. These records are prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics. GovQA is a public records system designed to make information accessible to the public. The GovQA portal is designed to enable you to request official data, including statistics, compiled by our department analysts. The SFPD public records request portal button below will link you to the portal to find the documents you need. An account on the SFPD public records portal can be created to track the request online. Additionally, anonymous requests can be made through this public portal.

Public Records Request Portal

Request Police Incident Report Copy

Request and receive all types of San Francisco Police Incident Reports through an online portal. Report types include traffic collisions, domestic violence, and all other incidents of general crime. Using the portal is the most secure and convenient way to request and receive incident reports from the San Francisco Police Department. An account can be created within the Incident Report Request Portal to track the request(s) and receive reports and correspondences securely online.


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Public Records Request Form for U.S. Mail, Fax or Email

Members of the public may still make requests using U.S. mail, facsimile, email and by phone by using the request form (PDF). Those requests will be manually entered and tracked in the public portal by a member of the Legal staff.

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