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Support Division

Records Unit

Police Reports

Come to the main police station at 600 Tenth Street, Monday and Tuesday from 8AM to 5PM or Wednesday and Thursday from 8AM to 6PM. You must fill out a request form with your name, address, phone number and reason for requesting the information. You must have a photo I.D. The cost of a report is $.10 for each page plus tax. Some reports may be released immediately, while others require supervisor or Juvenile Court approval. These reports may take up to ten days for approval before they can be released. If you are a defendant in the case, you will be required to complete a written request for information. This information will be released in accordance with the Public Records Act. To request a copy of a police report, call 209-572-9580 to confirm the number of pages, print out a Report Request Form, fill it out and send it, with a check or money order, to: Modesto Police Department, 600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Report Request Form (PDF)

For more information on police report releases or to find out how many pages are in your report, call (209) 572-9580.

Traffic collision reports take at least five working days to be available for release. If there are injuries or a fatality, this can be much longer.

For more information on traffic collision reports, call (209) 572-9592.

Vehicle Releases

If your car was towed/stored for 30 days due to driving on a suspended license:

Come to the main lobby and fill out a Request for 30-Day Hearing form. You are entitled to a hearing within 48 working hours. The hearing officer will review your case and, under certain guidelines, may release the vehicle early. If the storage is sustained, you will be required to wait the full thirty days to obtain a release. For further information, you may call the hearing officer at 342-6175 during regular business.

If your car is eligible for release:

Come to the main lobby during regular business hours and bring the following: a licensed driver, proof of ownership, and $160.00 in cash only.


We do fingerprinting for employment purposes only Monday through Wednesday between the hours of 8AM-1PM.  The cost is $7.00 per card. Fingerprint card must be provided by the person wishing to be fingerprinted.

For more information on Live Scan Fingerprinting, click here.

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