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Mission Statement

The Records Division is dedicated to maintaining and ensuring the integrity of criminal record data generated by the El Cajon Police Department.  The Division strives to provide prompt and efficient service to the public, law enforcement and government agencies in a timely accurate manner.

Who We Are

The Records Division Manager serves as the Custodian of Records for all official police reports and has the responsibility for ensuring that all criminal information retained by the Police Department are secured and where appropriate, released in compliance with the law. The Records Division is staffed with dedicated Police Records Specialists under the direction of Records Supervisors.  We are open and available to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and every other Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding Holidays) to provide courteous and efficient walk-up service.

Services We Provide

The Records Department is organized to maintain criminal history and crime report files, process and distribute police reports, provide over-the-counter services and support to citizens, other law enforcement and government agencies.  Mandated statistical data is compiled monthly and provided to the California Department of Justice, and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).

In addition to Law Enforcement information system entries, Records staff are responsible for many duties, such as:

  • Providing information and copies of police reports
  • Parking payments and disputes
  • Law Enforcement and Government Background checks
  • Providing vehicle information for impounded and repossessed vehicles
  • Process applications for masseuse, cabaret workers, security guards and business licenses
  • False Alarm billing


Contact Information:

Email: Records Division
Telephone: 619-579-3365
Fax: 619-444-8312

Please see our list of Frequently Asked Questions for more information.