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Generally, victims of crimes are able to obtain a copy of the police report. Victims are defined as persons suffering bodily or property damage or loss. The Pleasant Hill Police Department strives to provide copies of reports at the time of request but by law has up to 10 days to respond to your request. Denials of request for a report will be in writing with the specific reason for the denial specified. Any denial is per the provisions of law. Note: Circumstances which may affect the release of information include: the disclosure would endanger the safety of a witness or other person involved in the investigation; the disclosure would endanger the successful completion of the investigation, or the disclosure would endanger the successful completion of a related investigation. (Generally speaking, in limited instances, redacted information may be released.)
Following is some specific information on the release of reports:
• Domestic violence victims are able to obtain copies of reports. Confidentiality laws regulate the release of some information in these cases.
• Confidentiality laws also apply to the release of reports involving sex crimes, child abuse, and elder abuse.
• Reports involving juveniles, except traffic collisions, require approval of the Juvenile Court prior to release; Police Department staff will assist you by providing you with a petition form and forwarding the request to the Juvenile Court for consideration. If the Court grants the release, the information will be provided to you. Note: The Pleasant Hill Police Department will forward your petition to the Juvenile Court within 10 days of receipt of the petition. • Identity theft victims (530.5 PC) may obtain a copy of their police report. • Persons involved in traffic collisions may obtain copies of their report.
If you have a specific address and/or date and time which you wish information about, our staff will be able to assist you as well. Information can be provided by telephone regarding the public daily log. Please call (925) 288 4600 “0”.
Generally, the following information is available regarding specific police calls: Time, substance, and location of all complaints or requests for assistance, time and nature of the response, time , date, and location of occurrence, time and date of report, name and age of victim (with exceptions including juvenile names), factual circumstances involving the incident (except statements), general description of injuries, property, or weapons involved. (We generally cannot provide information on medical conditions.)