Requesting a Copy of a Record
How do I request a copy of a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office police record?
1. Open, print and fill out the Records Request
2. Either mail the completed form and payment to, or drop off the form at:
Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, 63333 Hwy 20 W, Bend, OR 97703
Are there any fees for obtaining a copy of a 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 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 reports, photographs or other police records pertaining to your specific request.
Are all 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.
Records Release Fees
The following fee schedule will apply for the cost of reproducing records. Our fees are in accordance with ORS 192.440 (4) (a).
Processing fee for a report - $20.00 each
Processing fee for additional pages after the first 8 - $1.00 per page
Processing fee for a photograph CD - $15.00 each
Processing fee for each additional photograph CD (same case) - $5.00 each
Processing fee for a daily log entry - $5.00 each.
Processing fee for each additional log entry $1.00 each (same request)
For non-digital photographs, there will be a processing fee of $25.00, plus the actual cost of reproducing the photographs, per request.