Colorado Springs Police Department
Case Report Request Form
Police reports maintained by the Colorado Springs Police Department are documents written by Colorado Springs Police Department personnel that describe incidents that are not traffic. All Colorado Springs Police Department records are released in accordance with current Colorado Revised Statutes. Not all information is releasable on all reports. Therefore, the copy of the report you receive may have areas which have been redacted (blacked out).
Reports involving the following are retained permanently by our department: Missing person-Death of any kind-Stolen Gun-Treason-Kidnapping-Forgery-Sexual Assault. All other reports are destroyed after 10 years.
Prior to releasing certain case reports, Records Section personnel are required to contact the investigating officer in charge of the case. In the event the detective denies the release of the report, you will receive notification of our inability to release the report at that time.
Fees: See Schedule of Fees.
Required Information to obtain a case report:
At least one of the following is required to locate a case report that involves an incident which has occurred within the city limits of Colorado Springs:
- a case report number & the victim's name, or
- the victim's name, the date and location of occurrence, or
- the suspect’s name, date of birth (if the suspect was arrested) and the date of the incident.
What the citizen will receive:
The requester will receive a copy of the case report, containing all information that is releasable under the Colorado Revised Statutes.
At times it may be necessary to redact (black out) certain information or deny a copy of the case report to comply with the Colorado Revised Statues and the Colorado Children's Code. If the case report can not be released, the citizen will receive a letter advising them that the report is not releasable and how the citizen may obtain a copy of the case report (i.e. the District Attorney's Office).
What the citizen will NOT receive:
The citizen will not receive any information that is not releasable under the Colorado Revised Statutes. If the case report can not be released, the fee will be refunded.
A citizen can request a police case report by:
Completing, printing, and returning the request form located on this web page, with the appropriate fee to the Records Release Unit. The form can be:
- Returned via US Postal Service to the address listed on the form
- Brought to the Police Operations Center and placed in the appropriately marked drop-box in the lobby.
Please note that the form can be picked-up from any Area Command, but for fiscal security purposes , completed forms cannot be turned in at the Area Command Substations.
Please pay all fees by check or money order made out to the "City of Colorado Springs" for the exact amount.
If the case report is extensive and additional fees are required, the requestor will be notified by a Records & Identification employee.
A case report request may be submitted any time after the incident occurs.
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