Records and Identification Division

100 West 1st Street Room P1-731
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Records and Identification Division is a critical 24-hour, seven-days a week support function of the Department, providing records and information management systems and state-of-the-art identification services and technologies. The R&I Division manages the Department’s records retention program and is responsible for compiling, maintaining, and disseminating copies of Department records concerning crimes, arrests, pawned articles, traffic, property, firearms, securities, vehicles, boats and missing persons to law enforcement agencies, authorized outside agencies and citizens.

R & I is also responsible for facilitating the capture of ink-rolled fingerprints for processing absentee bookings when subjects are transported to the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center (LAC-USCMC), Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), and other hospitals. The Division is responsible for identifying arrestees and for analyzing and comparing friction ridge skins impressions in the Multi-Modal Biometric Identification System (MBIS). In addition to retrieving fingerprint images from MBIS and the Department of Justice database (DOJ) to conduct manual comparisons to booking records, pawn tickets, notary journals, department of motor vehicles driver’s license captured fingerprint Images, coroners’ fingerprints and other department approved fingerprinted documents. Comparison results are reported to requesting and investigating officers.

Effective March 27, 2020, the R&I public counter located at the Police Administration Building, Room P1-137, will be closed to the public. Please email us at, or give us a call Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, at 213-486-8300. Please be sure to provide a good email address or phone number so that we can respond to you.

Repossession Receipts can be purchased here online 24/7.

The R&I Division is not authorized to release Arrest Reports to Suspect nor does it provide Crime or Traffic Reports at the Public Counter. Requests for Crime or Traffic Reports are accepted via mail at:

Los Angeles Police Department
ATTN: R&I Division Document Processing Unit
P.O. Box 30158
Los Angeles, CA 90030

Additional Information from the Records and Identification Division:

Obtaining Arrest Summaries
Obtaining Clearance Letters and Related Services
Reports and Other Services


Fees are subject to change by the Police Commission on an annual basis, starting July 1st of each Fiscal Year.