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Police Records#

The Fort Collins Police Services Records Unit gathers information from officers throughout the department before it is processed, stored, and reviewed. This Records Unit is comprised of 18 employees.

The Records Unit is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Unit is closed on federal holidays.

The Records Unit provides a great deal of support for the police divisions as well as a considerable portion of time directly assisting the public. 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 Services 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 (Tuesdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. 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 5. You can also visit the District One Substation at 144 N. Mason Street (970) 416-2940.