REQUESTING A COPY OF A POLICE RECORD

 

How do I request a copy of a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office police record? 

    1.    Open and print the Records Request

    2.    Complete the form, providing all the information known to you. 

    3.    Either mail the completed form to, or drop off the form at;

                                                      Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, 63333 Hwy 20 W, Bend, OR   97701

 

Are there any fees for obtaining a copy of a police record?

Yes. Our current fee for a police report is $20 for the first 8 pages and $1.00 a page after 8 pages. Most police reports are less than 8 pages. A check or money order must accompany your request at the time of processing.

Please call our Records Division at (541) 388-6655 to inquire about fees for police reports, photographs or other police records pertaining to your specific request.

Are all police records releasable?

No. There are exemptions from disclosure as outlined in ORS 192. Some examples of non-disclosure are cases currently in litigation or cases currently being investigated. Even if the records you request are releasable, there still may be some redactions to the records. Various redactions could include medical information, statements that constitute an invasion of personal privacy, little known techniques used by law enforcement, trade secrets, etc.

How long does it take to receive the records I have requested?

The records are processed in the order they are received. The timeliness of the records release will depend on staffing, volume and the size of the release you are requesting. Please allow up to two weeks for processing, especially if you have a time sensitive need for the record, such as a court date.