HERCULES POLICE RECORDS DIVISION
The Police Records Division serves as the central repository for official police reports generated by calls for service made to the department.
Location/Hours of Operation:
Located at 111 Civic Drive. Hours of operation are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday, furloughed on Friday and closed on all city observed holidays.
To Obtain Copies of Police Reports and Traffic Accident Reports
Police reports may be obtained in person or by mail by completing a public records request. Please see below for the Request Process and Schedule of Fees. Victims of domestic violence or identity theft may receive one free copy of a report in which they are listed as the victim (this does not include video/audio tapes or photos). A victim is described as a person against whom the criminal offense has been committed, or if the person is killed or incapacitated, the person's spouse, parent, child or other lawful representative, except if the person is in custody for the offense or is accused.
Requests for all Public Records may be made in person at the Police Department main lobby or you may use the Public Records Request form provided below for mail-in requests. (Electronic, telephonic or fax requests are not accepted.) Mail-in requests should be addressed: Hercules Police Department, Records Division, 111 Civic Drive, Hercules, California 94547; checks made payable to the City of Hercules. Please provide as much information as possible, i.e. type of record, report number (if available), date, time, location of the incident, name(s) of the person(s) involved, etc. Reports are 25 cents per page. Once you turn in your request to the records department, your request will be processed and you will hear from our department within 10 days of the date of request if your report was approved or denied for release. If your report is approved for release, please make sure you bring your ID and payment with you on the date of pick up.
Download a copy of the Public Records Form (PLACE PDF of RRF)
Records Duplication Fees
25 cents per page
CD, Cassette recordings
$80 (non digital)
For more information, please call Records at 510-799-8260
A clearance letter is a letter from the Hercules Police Records Department stating whether or not you have had any contact with the Hercules Police Department. This can state all police contacts or only arrests with the police department. If you have no contacts with us, we will write you a letter stating such. These letters are typically needed for immigration paperwork, some types of employment, if your fingerprints were taken and cannot be read by the state, etc. The letters cost $45 per letter. In order to request for a letter to be done you can fill out the form below and return this via mail or in person to our police department. Once the request is received we will give you a call and let you know when the letter is available for pick up within 3 days. Once you pick up your letter your payment is due and you must present ID for us to ensure you are the correct person picking up the letter. We do not release letters to anyone besides the requester.
Clearance Letter link
If you leave your home for periods of time and would like our police department to be notified of your absence please fill out the Vacation Watch form (link below) and drop off in the police department lobby or you may also mail that to us. This way if something may occur, we will have a way to contact you during your absence.
Vacation Watch Form Link
If you happen to have your vehicle repossessed in the city of Hercules and need a repossession release, please stop by our police department and we can get that to you. When you come in please have your ID handy as we will need to view that. There is a $15 fee for the release. You will receive a receipt showing that you have paid the police department for your fees and you will need to take that to your lender or agent dealing with your repo and they can continue to process your paperwork to get your car out.
If you would like to know if a sex registrant lives in your area please access the Megan’s Law Website. The link is: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/
We provide live scan and ink fingerprints to the public. We prefer appointments to ensure that when you arrive there will be available staff to assist you in getting your fingerprints accomplished. You may call 510-799-8260 for an appointment. Please know the type of fingerprints that you need prior to call.
For Live Scan Fingerprints you must have at the time of appointment, your ID, payment, and your form filled out and ready to go. If you do not have one of those listed items we will have to reschedule you for another time, as those are mandated items. We charge a $35 rolling fee for the city charges. This is on top of any DOJ and/or FBI charge as is listed on your live scan form.
For ink fingerprints at the time of your appointment you must have your ID and payment. If you have fingerprint cards, great, if you do not we can provide you with those cards necessary. However if we provide you with a fingerprint card, you are responsible for properly filling out that card to be processed correctly with the state or federal agencies that you may be having them sent to. Please fill out any cards legible and in black ink. We charge $15 (resident of Hercules) or $20 (non-resident) for the first card, and then $5 for any additional cards thereafter at the time of appointment.
Please make sure your hands are clean prior to arrival.
Many police reports can be made in the comfort of your own home. You may do this on our police reporting system online. Please click on the attached link and this will notify you if you can make your report online.
Bobcop Online Reporting
Access Neighborhood Crime Data
CrimeReports.com provides law enforcement agencies an easy-to-use Web-based service that lets them share up-to-date neighborhood crime data with the public. Community members can then access this information for free, empowering them to make informed decisions to help improve the safety of their families, friends, property and the community at large.