Releasing of Records
The Records Section is guided by the privacy and security acts as directed by national, state and interagency regulations. Proper identification is a mandatory requirement of any request, except for those individuals wearing a uniform, such as law enforcement or military personnel. If a request is over the telephone, discretion is used regarding what information can be provided. If there is a question involving the release of information in a specific situation, Records Section personnel will contact the records supervisor. All reports will be screened for confidential information prior to release.
To submit your request by mail: Complete this printable Records Request form
To submit your request online: Complete this online Records Request form
Members of the public requesting a copy of a report must complete a standard form and show picture identification. The form must include the applicant's name, date of birth, address, reason for the request, driver's license number, signature and the date of the action. The form or request is maintained with the report and then becomes public record.
Prior to releasing a copy of a report to a member of the public, records personnel will redact the following information:
- Social Security Numbers
- Dates of birth
- Information on involved juveniles
- Information on victims of sexual assault
- Home telephone numbers
- Driver's license information
- Email addresses
- Other information where release is restricted by statute, court order or an identifiable public interest
Traffic Accident Reports
Copies of traffic accident reports are available online.
Members of the media requesting a booking photo should email the Public Affairs Office. Booking photos may not be immediately available, and are only released between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. An annual form of acknowledgement related to C.R.S §24-72-305.5 must be on file for the individual requesting the photo prior to it being released.