Most reports are releasable to individuals when certain conditions are met in accordance to the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 92F. The Records and Identification Division (R&ID) does not provide routine assistance with personal research matters or academic research projects.
You can request a copy of a police report in person at the Honolulu Police Department, Records and Identification Division, 801 S. Beretania Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 between 7:45 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Records Division is closed on weekends and State/Federal holidays. Generally, most police reports are releasable once all investigative processes have been completed and the case has been closed.
Requests for police reports may take up to ten business days to be fulfilled by the Records and Identification Division.
Redacted Police Reports
To prevent unwarranted invasion of personal privacy in accordance with the UIPA of the HRS chapter 92F-13, all report copies released to individuals will have personal information such as names, home address, social security numbers, date of birth and telephone numbers redacted (blacked out).
To obtain a copy of a report, you must provide the following Information:
The cost of a copy of a report is $0.50 for the first page and $0.25 for each additional page.
Motor Vehicle Collision Reports (Traffic Accident)
Most Motor vehicle collision reports (MVC) are available 7 days after the accident. The cost of a copy of a MVC report is $0.50 for the first page and $0.25 for each additional page.
All medical reports and criminal reports involving juveniles are considered confidential and require a subpoena or court order for release.
If a report is not releasable, Complainants, victims, witnesses or an authorized representative in a criminal report may obtain a letter of verification stating that a report has been filed. The cost of a verification letter per report is $1.00 for the first page and $0.25 each additional page.
All prison correspondences must go through the requestor's legal representative or the public defenders office.
Requesting a Police Report by Mail
If you want to request a copy of a police report by mail, you must mail your written request to: Honolulu Police Department, ATTN: Records and Identification Division, 801 S. Beretania Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Your written request should include your signature, the information required, your contact information (email address and phone number) and a stamped self addressed envelope. After allowing sufficient time for your request to reach the Records and Identification Division, please contact us for fee information. Reports will not be mailed out until the fee(s) for producing a copy of the requested report(s) have been received.
Clearance Letter and Criminal Background Checks (abstract)
The Honolulu Police Department does not provide clearance letters or criminal abstracts for individuals. The Honolulu Police Department only conducts background checks for police officer applicants. For an official summary of your arrest record, please contact the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, Kekuanao'a Building (Corner of King St. & Punchbowl St.) 465 S. King Street Room 102, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 or call (808) 587-3279.
For more information contact the Records and Identification Division at (808) 723-3258.
You may submit the following reports online: House Check Requests, Lost Property, Non-Criminal Property Damage, Non-Criminal Vehicle Damage, Non-Criminal Miscellaneous Report. Click here to access the Online Reports
If you need to make any other type of Police Report, please contact 911 for assistance.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I report a crime that occurred on Oahu when if I'm not currently on the island?
When I turn 18 are my criminal records are closed?