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You can obtain District of Columbia police records by paying a small fee and writing a request for the report. You must have a notarized signature on the form of a person involved in the report. Attorneys or insurance companies may also receive copies of a D.C. police record. The fee for a copy of a police record is $3 each, payable by money order. Keep in mind that there is no charge to receive a police record copy if the request in made by complainants, spouses or parents and guardians.

You may send the request and fee by mail to the following address:
MPDC Headquarters
Henry J. Daly Bldg.
300 Indiana Ave., NW
Rm. 3075
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 727-4357


Police Records District of Columbia


You should also include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with the request and payment. Also, know that it may take as long as six weeks to process the request after they receive it. When a police officer responds to a call for help, he or she is required to write a report that states the facts of what has happened according to what is observed and what the people at the scene have observed. A six-digit number for identification purposes is logged on the report, and if you know that number, be sure and include it in your request. A police report may shed light on an incident that happened and help you determine if a person is telling the truth or not. If you know that an incident happened to a person in a certain state where the police were called, requesting a police report is a good way to know the truth of what happened.

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Internet search sites have become more popular to the general public for requesting information than state search sites. They’re easier to use and you never need to submit information about yourself to receive a report. Also, the reports tend to be much more accurate and up-to-date than one you might receive from the state. Internet search sites have extensive databases and search engines that are much more powerful than those of the state. Almost immediately after you submit a small amount of information you’ll receive the police report you requested. Whether you want the data to clarify someone’s background or to substantiate the truth about an incident, you’ll want to receive the most accurate information available. Online search sites are able to reference and cross-reference the data that you provide and perhaps provide information about other incidents that happened to a person in other places or states. If someone has entered your life and you need to know more information about him or her before you can trust him with your valuables or a loved one’s safety, you owe it to yourself to gather all of the information you can. Find out more about Internet search sites and how they can help you find District of Columbia police records by clicking on the link.