Police Reports

To request a copy of your police report, we ask that the involved party, or an authorized representative, complete the SF State University Police Department ‘Police Report Request’ form. It is available online as a downloadable PDF at the bottom of this page, or at the UPD. We ask that the form be filled out as completely as possible to find the requested record, as well as avoid any delay or denial of the request. After review, if you are denied the request, you will be informed by phone, mail, or in person. If approved, routine requests are generally responded to or processed within 10 calendar days and made available for pickup or mailing. In rare cases, if more time is needed to process approved requests, you will be notified of the reason for delay and the estimated time of completion.

Some cases may only be picked up by the victim or authorized representative (w/documentation) in person do to the sensitive nature of the report. Such cases require proper identification of the victim (government ID, passports, etc.), or a signed authorization from the victim if allowing a representative to retrieve their case. 

Some report requests or information may be denied to certain individuals based on exemptions defined in the California Public Records Act under 6254(f) of the California Government Code. In those instances, a copy of a public log incident may be available instead. If you were arrested in a case, you may get a copy of your report through the district attorney’s office, the discovery process, or by court subpoena.

By Mail

You can download and mail a completed request form to the University Police Department at: 

San Francisco State University Police Department
Attention Records
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132

If you are an authorized representative of a victim/involved party, please provide documentation of such with your request.

In Person

The request form can also be dropped off at or filled out at the University Police Department in person. Please note, in person requests do not guarantee a report will be released the same day.

If you are an authorized representative of a victim/involved party, please provide documentation of such with your request.

By Email

The request form can also be emailed to the University Police Department at updrecords@sfsu.edu.

Media Requests

All media requests for information or statistics must go through University Communications, (415) 338-1665, or Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, (415) 338-2032

If you have any questions, contact the Records Department at (415) 338-2095 and listen to the instructions. Staff work days or hours may very due to scheduling but requests will be reviewed in a timely manner.


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