See Police Records Release for instructions on how to request police records.
The Records Unit gathers information from officers throughout the department before it is processed, stored, and reviewed. Our Records Unit has 23 employees.
The Records Unit is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Records is closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Copies of accident reports and offense reports can be provided to individuals who request them in person or through the mail. Please see the Fee Schedule for associated costs. The Records Unit handles nearly 27,000 cases each year. In addition to those cases, all citations which are issued by Fort Collins police officers are circulated through Records before being forwarded to Municipal or County Court.
If you are unable to use our online services, you may come to the main Records Unit during their normal business hours for the following:
- Report a crime in non-emergency situations.
- Report a motor vehicle accident in non-emergency situations (in person only).
- Purchase background checks (from our local database only).
- Purchase copies of police reports and motor vehicle accidents.
- Get a VIN check (by appointment).
If you have a question or need assistance, please come to the main Records Unit office located at Police Headquarters, 2221 S. Timberline Road, or call (970) 221-6540 and select Option 1.