There are three types of police reports:
- Criminal reports
- Motor Vehicle Accident reports
- Miscellaneous Public reports
Criminal Police Reports
Complete reports are not available until the case is closed, adjudicated, or the statute of limitations has passed. Victims needing a report for insurance purposes may receive a partial report prior to this. At all times, a redacted copy is provided to preserve confidentiality as afforded by Chapter 92-F of the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes.
Motor Vehicle Accident Reports
Approved motor vehicle accident reports are available to parties of interest as defined in Chapter 291C-20 of the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes.
Miscellaneous Public Reports
A redacted copy of a Miscellaneous Public Report may be provided to requestors who provide either the report number or date/time/location information that allows for identification of the report.
A redacted copy of a police report may have personal and numerical identifiers including, but not limited to, name, home and email address, phone numbers, date of birth, social security numbers, and medical, financial, and juvenile information blacked out. The requestor’s information will be left in.
Requestor will receive either a response or the requested report within 10 business days of receipt of request.
Where to Obtain Police Reports
Requests for police reports may be made in person or by calling any of the district stations listed below. Written requests may be mailed to the Records and Identification Section, Hawaiʻi Police Department, 349 Kapi‘olani Street, Hilo, 96720. Requestors will be called when reports are ready, and the reports may be picked up at any of the district stations listed below.
If picking up a report for another person, a letter of authorization from the requesting party is required.
Honokaʻa Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 775-7533
Laupāhoehoe Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 962-2120
Hilo Station (Records Section) (7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) 961-2233
Pāhoa Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 966-5835
Nāʻālehu Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 939-2520
Kona Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 326-4646, Ext. 286
Waimea Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 887-3080
Kapaʻau Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 889-6540
One dollar for the first page and 10 cents for each additional page of each report.
For more information call the Records and Identification Section at 808-961-2233.