General Information Online Reporting/Report Access
Prevention/Preparation Reference Information

Do you need to hire a police officer for a special event?

Special Duty Employment allows private employers to hire Tucson Police Department Officers for law enforcement services at locations within the City limits. Private organizations wanting to employ TPD Officers must sign an Agreement Regarding Special Duty Police Services and also must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance as proof that the organization carries a minimum of one million dollars in general liability. All requests must go through the TPD Special Duty Coordinators Office, 520-791-4855.

Do you need to information or assistance with child passenger safety?

If you are requesting information or assistance with child passenger safety (i.e. car seats or booster seats), please call TPD Car Seat Assistance Line at 837-7232. Please  leave your name, phone number and closest major intersection in the message. A Car Seat Technician will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you would like more information about child safety information, you can also click on the following link :

Do you need to obtain a copy of a police report?

The Records Section is located at 270 S. Stone Avenue and open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed on Monday, Friday, weekends, holidays, and City furlough days.

The reports on file in the Records Section are considered Public Records and are available through a Public Records Request. Depending on the age of the report or the status of an investigation through the criminal justice system, all or part of the report is available. Public Records requests can be made in person or by mail.

To request a copy of a report, you must be able to identify the report by listing a ten digit TPD report number.  If you do not have the report number, please provide an approximate date and location, the name of an involved person and/or the type of incident you are requesting. If the request is for commercial purposes, you must indicate this on your request.  Name searches on private individuals are not conducted for citizens.  Effective June 5, 2011, the cost for copies of public records is $5.00 per report up to 15 pages; .25 cents per page after 15 pages.  Per A.R.S. 39-127 Victims of Part I Crimes receive a free case report.

Letters documenting an individual's arrest history with the Tucson Police Department are available to that person or a representative. Requests for this service must be made in person with picture ID, or by mail with the requester’s signature notarized.  Please include your full name, any former names, and your date of birth on the request. The charge is $5.00 for three copies of the letter.

For any request by mail, please include: your name, address, telephone number, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and payment of $5.00.

  1. Download the Records Request Form : English pdf Spanish pdf
  2. Fill out the form and either bring in person or mail to:
Tucson Police Department
Records Section
270 S. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701

You can also e-mail questions to or phone (520) 791-4484

Do you need to order photographs?

To order photographs:

By email:

Include your name, address, contact phone number and the Tucson Police Department case number. You will receive a reply regarding information on pricing, payment, and shipping and pickup options.

In person:

Midtown Police Substation
1100 S. Alvernon Way

Wednesdays only from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

By mail:

Tucson Police Department ID Section
Attn: Photolab
945 E. Ohio
Tucson, AZ 85714

For questions about ordering photographs, call the TPD ID Section at 520-791-4698.