Due to public health concerns, all requests for copies of police reports and return of evidence shall be by appointment only.
Appointments may only be scheduled 90-days in advance.
If the appointment calendar is not visible, all of our appointments in the next 90-days are booked. Please try again later to schedule an appointment.
Most reports are releasable to individuals when certain conditions are met in accordance with 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.
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 invasions 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 addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth and telephone numbers redacted (blacked out).
To obtain a copy of a report, you must provide the following information:
- The name(s) and address(es) of the complainant/victim/involved party.
- Police report number, if known.
- Type of report (Robbery, Assault, etc.).
- The date and time of occurence.
- The request letter needs to be notarized to confirm identification.
- A birth or death certificate from the involved party may be needed.
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 Accidents)
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 for 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 self addressed stamped envelope. Prior to mailing in your request, 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 S. King Street and Punchbowl Street), 465 S. King Street Room #102, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, or call (808) 587-3279.
Lost and Found
Call 723-3270 for questions regarding lost and found property. (Evidence Room).
For more information contact the Records and Identification Division at (808)723-3258.