The Police Records Section serves as the central repository for incident, arrest and traffic records prepared by department personnel. Records assists the general public, department personnel, representatives from other agencies in obtaining police related information; provides copies of police reports to citizens, insurance companies, lawyers, city prosecutor, county attorney, victim witness, etc; reviews and enters data from police reports into the computerized records management system; handles warrants, subpoenas, summons and related paperwork, completes mandated state and federal monthly validations of all police department entries into state and federal databases; ensures proper disposal of confidential materials and reports that have met state purge criteria and images records for retention purposes. Clerks must be certified on the Arizona Criminal Justice Information System and National Crime Information System. FBI National, Arizona State and Prescott Local reports are disseminated from the Records Section.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: Where is Records located?
- A: We are located at 222 South Marina, Prescott, Arizona 86303.
- Q: What are your hours?
- A: We are open to the public from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday; closed Weekends and Holidays.
- Q: How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
- A: Contact our Records Section (928 777-1988) and they will give you guidelines for obtaining a copy of a police report.
- Q: Where do I find out if someone has been arrested?
- A: Yavapai County Jail- Camp Verde (928 567-7734)
- Q: Can I find out if I am wanted?
- A: The best way to find this information is to contact the courts directly. Because we cannot verify identity over the telephone, we can’t release the information if you call. If you come to Records in person, we are required to notify an officer and you may be arrested.
- Q: Can I be fingerprinted at the Prescott Police Department?
- A: The Prescott Police Department does not do fingerprinting but you can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Yavapai College if you are a student and or the Prescott Valley Police Department for their dates, times and cost.