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**UPDATE DEC. 29, 2023** Due to an ongoing staffing shortage, we are experiencing a delay in processing requests for copies of police reports. We apologize for any inconvenience. We are reallocating resources in our Information Management Division to ensure these requests are processed as soon as possible.

*UPDATE NOV. 7, 2022 * The Department has recently moved to a new records management system and is also updating its UCR data collection system to the modernized National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS/CIBRS). Due to these two major transitions and unforeseen challenges with the implementation of the new RMS system, the Department is currently experiencing a delay in reviewing statistical data and processing requests for police reports. The Department prides itself in providing these services in a timely manner and is taking the necessary measures to address these delays.  

Do you need a copy of a police report?

Using the links below, download a copy of the request form. Submit the completed form either by mail or by hand delivery to:

Long Beach Police Department
400 West Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802

The processing time for your report will vary depending on the incident. On average, the turn around time for your report will be three weeks.

  • Application For Release of Traffic Collision And/Or Crime Report / Incident Information  
    (This document should be used to request copies of traffic collision reports for insurance companies or crime reports/incidents investigated by the Long Beach Police Department).The Long Beach Police Department charges a non-refundable $26 fee for processing each application for release of a police report. This fee will be charged to process all types of reports: incident reports, arrest reports, traffic collision reports, and information-only reports. Victims of crimes will be exempt from the report request fee.
  • Additional Property Loss Form (This document should be used to report additional loss not included in an original crime report such as a theft or burglary reported to the Long Beach Police Department)
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Order Information (This document is in a pamphlet format. For ease in reading, print it and fold it in half lengthwise)

To Submit a Public Records Act (PRA) Request

How to Make a PRA Request