Our mission is to build partnerships and coalitions with business, corporate, and residential communities; to identify and recommend solutions to problems with the goal of delivering quality service. We will employ innovative ideas and technology to better serve the needs of the public. Our commitment is to provide professional service to our citizens, residents and visitors.
The Records Unit provides comprehensive records and reporting services for the purpose of supporting the law enforcement objectives of the Miami Police Department, other bona fide law enforcement agencies and the general public in accordance with required Florida State Statutes. The Records Unit is the primary repository of police reports generated by sworn personnel of the Miami Police Department. The Unit is an element of the Support Services Section which is a component of the Administration Division. The Records Unit is responsible for the processing, storage, retrieval and effective management of police reports.
Court ordered sealments and expunction of records are processed by the Records Unit daily. Sealed records are not available to the public unless a court order is presented ordering the records to be unsealed. Expunged records are destroyed upon completion of the proper procedures.
The public can obtain reports from the Records Unit Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays. The Records Unit is closed on Wednesdays. The following reports are available to the public:
Certified Copies of Incident Reports can be obtained at a cost of $1.00 per page; non-certified copies at a cost of $.15 per page; Certified Accident reports can be obtained for $10.00 and Good Conduct Letters for a cost of $10.00 each. Extensive research may result in additional charges.
- Accident Reports (Available 7-10 business days after accident occurred to persons involved only; Available sixty days after occurrence to the public).
- Incident Reports
- Name Checks
The Records Unit also receives and processes public records requests from other law enforcement agencies, the military, investigative agencies and private companies such as law firms, and insurance companies. Special Project requests requiring extensive research are also processed by the Records Unit.
Miami Police Department
400 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33128
Phone: (305) 603-6477
Fax: (305) 579-6635