The Government Code assists staff in determining what information is releasable in a police report. Requests may be completed in full, partially or not at all depending on facts, circumstances and the status of a case. Government Code Section 6253 states we must respond to a request within 10 days; however we are allowed to respond with notification of a 14 day extension when necessary. The Government Code Sections in 6254 provide the release criteria and who is entitled to receive information. Marsy’s Law protects victims and their families from disclosing their information. Due to identify theft concerns, personal identifying information is generally not released to protect involved parties. Public information is released as required under the Public Records Act. Be aware there may be a fee associated with your request. You will be required to show identification to obtain your report.
If you are making a general Public Records Act request for information or need additional assistance, please contact the Records Division at (925)634-6911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org