Police Records

Overview

The Lakewood Police Records Division releases information to the public, courts, other police agencies and insurance companies. This includes police reports, traffic accident reports, photographs, 9-1-1 recordings and videos. The section also releases impounded (towed) vehicle paperwork for vehicles previously on a POLICE HOLD so the owner may go to the impound lot and claim their vehicle. 

Hours

Public Records Requests
Records is available via telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (303)987-7331

Office hours:

Monday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday/Holidays  Closed

Availability of Police Records

Certain information contained in police records may not be available for public release, per Colorado statutes, including the following items:

  • At-risk adults.
  • Juveniles.
  • Sex assaults.
  • Child abuse.
  • Ongoing police investigations.

Most police reports require an approval process that may take up to five business days, per Colorado Statute limitations.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

Traffic accident reports can be released immediately, provided there were no serious injuries to any person involved.  Injury-related accident requests require an approval process, which may take up to five business days. Many non-injury traffic accident reports can also be found on the Carfax website

PHOTOGRAPHS

Processing times vary depending on the number of photos requested and require an additional fee.

9-1-1 RECORDINGS

9-1-1 recordings require an additional fee for processing on a CD, and require up to five business days to process.  For 9-1-1 recordings after April 4, 2018, please go to Jeffcom911.org for more information on how to submit your request.

VIDEOS

Videos require an additional fee for processing on a CD/DVD, and require up to five business days to process.

Ordering Police Records

AT THE PUBLIC RECORDS WINDOW

Lakewood Police Department Records is staffed with a knowledgeable team of civilian police records management technicians who will assist you with your police records requests.

Records is located to the left of the main floor entrance lobby of the Lakewood Police Department located at 445 S. Allison Parkway.  Parking is available in the Lakewood Municipal Court visitor parking lot, located just off the roundabout on S. Allison Parkway.  Several handicap parking spaces beyond the visitor parking lot provide main floor access to the department building.

BY MAIL

Fill out a Records Request Form(PDF, 154KB) , then mail with the corresponding fee. To determine the fee that corresponds to your request, please refer to the fee schedule in the "Police Records Fees" section.

Mail your completed request form and fee to:

Lakewood Police Records Section
445 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226

Police Records Fees

Report request fees must be paid in advance, at the time of the request.  In person, Police Records request fees are paid by cash, check, and most major credit and debit cards.  By mail, Police Records request fees are paid by check only. Please make checks payable to "City of Lakewood."

Police Reports First Ten Pages  $6 

Additional Pages (Per Page) $0.25
Fax Transmittal of Report   $2 
Report Certification   $5
Clearance Letter* Lakewood Police Contacts Only          $15
Video Recording   $25 - $30
Audio Recording 9-1-1/Dispatch Tape $25
Computer Search   $35
  Non-Lakewood Resident $25
Sex Offender Registration         Initial Registration $75
  Annual/Quarterly Registration $25
Bond Processing Fee   $15
Photographs Photo CD, Each $15
  Postage for Photo CD $2
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*State of Colorado police contacts may be ordered from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Obtaining Impound (Tow) Release Paperwork

Records is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions regarding police impounds at 303-987-7331

Lakewood Police impounds are handled by Ace Towing. Vehicle owners should respond to Ace Towing to pick up their vehicle.  To retrieve an impounded vehicle from the impound lot, you must provide the following documentation:

  • Proof of ownership (title or valid registration)
  • Photo identification
  • Proof of insurance for the vehicle (if available)

If  there is no proof of insurance, the vehicle owner must work the with the impound lot, and arrange to tow the vehicle away from the facility. 

If your vehicle was previously on a Police Hold, you will need to respond to Lakewood Police Records to obtain impound release paperwork.  You will then respond to Ace Towing to provide the copy of your release paperwork and the above required documentation in order to retrieve your vehicle.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO GET MY VEHICLE OUT OF IMPOUND?

Contact Ace Towing, during their hours of operation, for fee information:

Monday - Friday       8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Saturday  8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Sunday Closed

 

 

Ace Towing
30 S. Tejon St.
Denver, CO 80223 
303-722-1155

Cold Cases

Cold cases are handled by the Lakewood Police Department Persons Division. Detectives re-investigate unsolved homicides, sexual assaults and suspicious missing person cases to bring to justice the perpetrators of these crimes. Advances in forensic science and DNA analysis are valuable tools in case resolution, but cold cases remain the most challenging that investigators face. 

The Persons Division also works to provide answers and resolution to families of victims. Victim advocates provide case status information to families, work to ensure their constitutional due process, and extend access to a variety of victim services. 

The Lakewood Police Department seeks your help in providing information. Over time, witnesses may have changed their relationships with suspects. Sharing information with law enforcement is often the key to cold case resolution. See summaries of unsolved cold cases by visiting the Colorado Bureau of Investigations 

If you have information about any of the listed unsolved murder and missing person cases, please contact the Cold Case Hotline.

Other Cold Case Resources