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.

Hours

Temporarily closed to the public, please contact (303) 987-7331 or click on the Ordering Police Records link to complete your request.  

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. 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

POLICE RECORDS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED, PLEASE REFER TO THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS OR CALL (303) 987-7331.

To request police records, please complete a records request form ( REQUEST-FORM.pdf(PDF, 179KB)) and include a copy of your government-issued picture ID. To submit your request:

  • Mail the completed form to 445 S. Allison Pkwy Lakewood CO, 80226, ATTN Records
  • Fax the completed request to (303) 987-7359
  • Email the completed request to LPDRecords@lakewoodco.org  OR
  • Call (303) 987-7331 to set up an appointment if you are unable to complete your request online.

To request records from the Jefferson County Communication Center, please visit their website at www.jeffcom911.org.

All payments are non-refundable.  Please review the Police Records Fees before submitting your request.  If you are unsure if video or photographs exist on the incident, please contact Records at (303) 987-7331 before submitting your request. To make a payment, mail a check to 445 S. Allison Pkwy Lakewood, CO 80226, ATTN Records, or call (303) 987-7331 to pay with a credit card over the phone. 

Report requests take 5-7 business days to process. All requests will be mailed upon completion. If your request is denied, you will be contacted via phone or email. 

Police Records Fees

All payments are non-refundable.  Please review the Police Records Fees before submitting your request.  If you are unsure if video or photographs exist on the incident, please contact Records at (303) 987-7331 before submitting your request. To make a payment, mail a check to 445 S. Allison Pkwy Lakewood, CO 80226, ATTN Records, or call (303) 987-7331 to pay with a credit card over the phone. 

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. 

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. - 3 p.m.
Saturday  8 a.m. - 1 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