The Records Department is open daily 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for public service. However due to the COVID – 19 pandemic, some services may be limited to certain days/hours of the week, and/or available by appointment only. We encourage the public to call the Police Department at (626) 574-5151 before visiting, if possible, in order to double-check and confirm all necessary materials needed for a particular service and to make sure the proper personnel is available to process the service you are requesting.
The Police Department lobby is closed daily from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. For those needing immediate assistance during these hours, a push-button speaker system is available outside of the lobby. The speaker system communicates directly with our Dispatch Center.
OVERNIGHT PARKING PERMITS:
There is an overnight parking permit (TOPEK) machine located outside of the Police Department.
FRONT COUNTER INFORMATION AND ONLINE SERVICES:
Copies of approved releasable traffic accident reports:
$33.00 – Each copy (Additional $4.00 fee for online report)
Copies of approved releasable crime/incident reports:
Free – Pages 1-25
$0.25 – Each additional page
$1.00 (per CD)
Microfilm reproduction of reports:
$1.00 – Each additional page
Local Criminal Record Check:
$33.00 – For those individuals who require it for travel purposes, but not to obtain a VISA.
The Arcadia Police Department no longer performs VISA Clearance Criminal checks, since the DOJ now wants them all to be performed on Live Scan. Individuals must now complete the appropriate Live Scan form, which we can provide, for a VISA Clearance. The electronic fingerprinting transmission and collection of fees for the Department of Justice for a VISA Clearance are performed by a public Live Scan service company. Find a local Live Scan location.
Traffic Citation Verification of Equipment Repair:
Performed by an on-duty Cadet or by an Officer who may be requested to respond from the field.
$25.00 – For non-Arcadia residents
Vehicle Impound Releases:
Please contact the Records Department Personnel at (626) 574-5150 to inquire as to what documentation is required to obtain a vehicle release.
Release of Property:
Service performed by the Evidence Technician and by appointment only. Please call (626) 574-5191 for more information.
Subpoenas – Civil Actions:
Subpoenas for records should be served to the Custodian of Records. The exact amount due will be determined prior to the reproduction of documents. However, please attach a check (minimum amount of $15.00) to the subpoena upon delivery.
Subpoenas for police department personnel appearances should be served to the Watch Commander after a $275.00 fee for each day of appearance, per each officer, has been deposited with the City Cashier’s Office. Civil subpoenas require 15 days between the date of service and actual appearance, as required, to allow for adequate notification.