Records Requests

You can request copies of Departmental Reports or other reports released under the public records law by visiting the Surprise Police Department Records Unit in person, email or mailing a request to the Surprise Police Department Records Unit. Once your request has been received you will be contacted by the Records Unit staff.

Your request must provide specific information about the incident.

Motor Vehicle Accident Reports

Redacted motor vehicle accidents from August 22, 2011 to present are available at

Public Records Request Form


Reports: $5.00
Less than 10 pages
10 to 19 pages
20 to 29 pages
30 to 49 pages
50 to 100 pages
Per page over 100 pages
Photos: $20.00 12 or less provided on CD
Additional prints $1.00 per
Recordings: $20.00
Per recording provided on CD
Fingerprints: $15.00
2 or less cards
Additional cards over 2 - $5.00 per card

To obtain a Letter of Clearance you must provide:

This letter will provide a local search of the Surprise Police Department arrest/criminal records-only. A search of the records of any other jurisdiction (local, state or federal) is not conducted or implied. You may only obtain a Letter of Clearance on yourself. Under Arizona’s Public Records Law (A.R.S. § 39-121), Public Records Unit employees cannot provide you with information on another person arrest record. In order to obtain a Letter of Clearance on yourself you must provide the following:

  • A valid government issued photo identification card. (ex: Driver’s License)
  • Costs $10.00
If you need a complete criminal history, contact:

Arizona State Department of Public Safety
2102 W. Encanto Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85009

If you have any other questions you can contact the Public Records Unit by calling 623.222.4040, or email