Under the Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA), people are able to request copies of police reports. Generally, copies of police reports are not able to be released until after they have been adjudicated, or processed through court. If you are the defendant on a case that is not adjudicated and are currently not represented by an attorney in the matter, you can obtain a copy through Discovery at the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. If you are represented by an attorney, your attorney will need to request the report. If you are listed as a victim of domestic violence on the report you are seeking, the case will be provided to you immediately, at no charge.
The law provides 10 working days for us to process your request (5 days if you can show that you must have an expedited response). When you make a request, you will be required to fill out a GRAMA Request Form. Please also provide the following information:
Date(s) of Incident(s) Requested
Description of record(s) and reason for request (be specific, listing all documents needed
Please make sure you are as specific as possible as to what information you are requesting and why you need this. You may request more than one record on the form. The GRAMA request form may be turned into the Records Division personally or you may email the form here. Please also include a legible copy of your identification with the form.