The Maricopa Police Department Records Unit is part of the Support Services Division. It is the central location for the processing and final completion of all police reports generated within the city.
Annually, officers generate over 20,000 reports; each one is reviewed and disseminated appropriately by call type and court jurisdiction. In addition, Records completes the Uniform Crime Reporting that provides Federal and State government with statistical data on crimes committed and arrests made within the City jurisdiction.
Record's personnel maintain and facilitates all public requests for the police department. Documents are electronic scanned and stored in accordance with the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, along with Arizona Statutes, and are available for public inspection. These Public Records can be requested at the Record's lobby window and through the City's internet site here.
Non-Criminal incidents and Crash reports can usually be released within five days or when authorized by law. Criminal reports are subject to redaction laws and are completed as directed by Title 39. The Records Department also handles the hearing requests for vehicles that have been towed under the authority of the Police Department.
Hearings can be scheduled by calling an automated phone line at (520)316-6918. Hearings occur twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Other services include fingerprinting for court cases, alarm permits, background investigations and assisting citizens.
The Record's Lobby window is opened Monday through Thursday 7 am to 6 pm. On Friday, the lobby is opened 8 to 5.