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Responsibilities

The SDSU Police Department works hard to ensure that everyone in the campus community is aware of safety issues that may affect them. The Campus Safety Act, also known as the Jeanne Clery Act, requires universities to report annual crime statistics, provide timely warnings of serious crimes when there may be a threat to others, and to keep a public log of campus incidents. SDSU is in full compliance with this federal mandate, and our Safety and Security Report is available to the entire campus community.

The Security Reports can be found on our Publications web page. Please print them and post them on your department bulletin boards. Pre-printed brochures are also available at the front desk.

Obtaining a Copy of a Police Report

Please complete a Report Request Application Form [PDF] or request a copy at the University Police Department's front desk. A $10.00 processing fee in the form of cash, check, or credit card must be submitted at the Parking Services or Key Issue window prior to submitting the application. Afterwards, bring your request and payment receipt to the front desk along with identification. The Report Request Application may also be submitted via mail, along with a $10.00 check or money order payable to SDSU Police. If you choose to mail it, you must have it notarized so that we can verify the requestor's identity. A response will be mailed to you within 10 days.

If the report contains information involving a juvenile (under the age of 18) you must complete a T.N.G. Order for review by the Superior Court Judge. You must appear in person at the Police Department to execute this document. Your signature must be witnessed by a police employee or notary public, as it must go before the Juvenile Court for a ruling. The Juvenile Judge decides whether or not the report shall be released to you. Please plan ahead for this process. It can take approximately two weeks.

You may call the SDSU Police Records Unit at (619) 594-5102 to check the status on your report request and to verify it is releasable, but please allow 10 days for your request to be researched and mailed. You must be an "involved party" or a parent of a minor child in order to obtain a copy of a police report or traffic accident report. An "involved party" includes the victim, reporting party, party mentioned, driver, registered owner, etc. If the case involves an arrest, the report may not be releasable until after the case has been adjudicated. You will be required to present identification to verify you are an "involved party."

Your report may have a redacted (blacked out) area or missing pages. Redactions are specifically required by laws and policies that we are not able to circumvent. Typically, property crimes will only indicate the damaged property, lost or stolen articles, and values for insurance company purposes to recover your loss. The investigative portion of the report is not released in order to protect the integrity of the investigation.


Property and Evidence

PROPERTY IS RELEASED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please contact the Property Unit at (619) 594-1577.


Record Division Hours

The Record Division's normal business hours for phone contacts are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lobby hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are unable to contact the department during those hours, please leave a message at (619) 594-5102 or (619) 594-1986.

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contact us

Mailing address:
SDSU Police Department
Records Division
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4390

Telephone (Records Requests): (619) 594-5102
Telephone (Property): 619-594-1577      
Mail Code: 4390
Office location: Public Safety Building
Lobby hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m-3 p.m


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