Police Department Records Request


Scottsdale Police reports are available from the Police Records Section, located at the East end of the Police/Fire headquarters (Lou Witzeman Public Safety Building).

Phone Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lobby Hours: 

  • Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Friday - Sunday: Closed

General Questions Only:

  480-312-1999         spdrecords@scottsdaleaz.gov

Except for City Holidays

Public Records requests can be made online by using the following link:  Request a copy of a Report

Filled requests  are typically sent via secure email. Call Records to have your request available for pick up and/or to schedule an appointment. Note: Allow 3-4 months for processing time.

Government backgrounds should be submitted to spdrecords@scottsdaleaz.gov and should include your ORI #. Requests that are not for Government agencies will not be processed via email.

To obtain a copy of a Collision Report online

The Scottsdale Police Department has partnered with BUYCRASH, LLC to provide our collision reports online for convenience and secure access. You will need the date of collision, the departmental report number (DR#) and a valid credit card to access your report for a quick and easy download. BuyCrash.com links to external site 

To obtain a Record of Search for personal criminal history

  • A written request form must be completed in person during the above hours of operation
  • A current Photo ID, such as a Driver's License or Passport is required
  • COST: $10.00 per search
  • The Record of Search is for City of Scottsdale jurisdiction ONLY

If you need a national check or clearance letter, (ex: immigration, obtaining a visa or foreign adoption) contact the FBI:

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Special Correspondence Unit
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306

Fingerprinting Services

As of January 1, 2011, the Scottsdale Police Department no longer offers fingerprinting services.  You may try the ADOT websitelinks to external site.

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Police Department
8401 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 


General number/file a report: 480-312-5000
TDD - 480-312-5419

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