There are three types of police reports:
CRIMINAL POLICE REPORTS
Complainants, victims, or witnesses named in a criminal police report may obtain a letter of verification stating that a police report has been filed, in lieu of the actual police report. Suspects in a criminal police report are not entitled to receive a verification letter.
No copy of a police report is provided until the case is closed, at which time a copy of the actual police report(s) may be released. Also, the copy of the actual police report(s) provided will be a redacted copy to preserve confidentiality as afforded by Chapter 92-F of the Hawaii Revised Statutes.
MISCELLANEOUS CRIME/PUBLIC REPORTS
A redacted copy of a Miscellaneous Crime/Public Report may be provided to the named complainant, victim, witness or suspect in the police report.
MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION REPORTS
Motor vehicle accident reports are available from our Records Division, usually 7 days after the accident. Copies may be provided to the named drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and other parties or entities in the report.
REDACTED POLICE REPORTS
Redacted police reports have personal information such as name, home address, telephone numbers and social security numbers blacked out in pursuant to Chapter 92-F of the Hawaii Revised Statutes. The requestor's information will be left in.
WHERE TO OBTAIN POLICE REPORTS
Requests for police reports or letters of verification must be made in person at the Records and Identification Division located at the HPD main station, 801 S. Beretania St., Honolulu.
All requestors must present a valid picture identification. If requesting a report for another person, a notarized letter of authorization is also required. Specific information such as: Name/Date/Time/Location of Offense/Report number, should be provided for the report(s) being requested.
BACKGROUND/CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS
The Records Division does not provide research for Background/Criminal History checks.
Letters of verification $1.00. Supplemental pages $0.25.
Motor Vehicle Accident reports $0.50 for the first page and $0.25 for each additional page.
LOST AND FOUND
Call 529-3283 for questions regarding lost and found.
For more information contact the Records and Identification Division at (808)723-3258