Requesting a Police Report
To obtain a copy of any of the following Police Reports, you must complete a Request for Police Records Form (PDF). These forms are available on this page as well as at the front counter of the Police Department. You will be required to provide photo identification in the form of a:
- California Driver's License
- California Identification Card
- Immigration Card
- Military Identification
The fee for any report or log item is $1. If you are authorized by law to purchase a copy of a Los Alamitos Police Department report, your request will be accepted and processed within 7 to 10 working days.
Please email record request forms and a copy of your identification to the Records Bureau.
Traffic Collision Reports
California Vehicle Code Section 20012 provides for the release of Traffic Collision Reports to:
- Involved persons
- Injured passengers
- Parents of minors
- Owners of vehicles or property damaged
- Persons who may incur civil liability
- Authorized representatives of a driver, i.e., attorney or insurance company
Attorneys and or insurance representatives are required to provide written authorization signed by their client to obtain a copy of a report.
Crime & Incident Reports
The release of Police reports is governed by California Government Code 6254 and 6254(f). This section identifies the following parties as those to whom a police agency is required to provide information: victims; authorized representatives of the victim (signed waiver or authorization required); insurance carrier against which a claim has been or might be made; and, any person suffering bodily injury, property damage, or loss.
No copy of a report shall be provided if disclosure would endanger the safety of a person involved in the investigation or if disclosure would endanger the successful completion of the investigation or a related investigation. Copies of reports will not be released if they contain the name, address and phone number of a witness or confidential informant, or the name, address and phone number of a victim of a crime as defined by California Penal Code Sections 220, 261, 262, 264, 264.1, 273a, 273d, 273.5, 286, 288, 288a, 289, 293, 293.5, 422.6, 422.7, 422.75, and 646.9.
The release of Arrest Reports is governed by California Government Code Section 6254 (f) (1). Contact the Orange County District Attorney's Office at 714-896-7261 to obtain a copy of your arrest report.
Juvenile Reports & Contacts
Juvenile information includes any document relating to juvenile contacts and/or arrests, even if court proceedings were not instituted, including records of temporary custody and detention of a minor. The release of juvenile information requires the permission of the Orange County Juvenile Court Judge.
If you have any questions regarding the request or release of police reports, please call the Police Records Bureau.