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Records Unit Services

Location

The Records Unit is located at:

Redondo Beach Police Department
401 Diamond Street
Redondo Beach, Ca 90277

Records Unit Services

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 Crime Reports

 Vehicle Releases

 Livescan Fingerprinting

 Traffic Collision Reports

 Citation Sign Off

 Adult Criminal Records Seal

 Juvenile Reports

 My Criminal Record

 Clearance Letters

 Public Records Act Request

 VIN Verification   

 Wants and Warrants

 Restraining Orders

 Bicycle Registration

 Subpoenas

 Juvenile Criminal Records Seal

 Police Department Fees

 Offender Registration

 About Us in Records

 Municipal Code

 California Law




Personnel and Contact Information


Redondo Beach Police Department Records Manager: Jackie Bernal

Records Unit Telephone Number

(310) 379-2477 x 1-2305

Hours of Operation

The Records Unit is open twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week for your convenience.


Crime Reports


How do I make a crime report?
  • If you are reporting a crime that is occurring now call 9-1-1 or (310) 379-5411.  The responding officers will determine if a report must be made.
  • If you are reporting a crime or incident that has already occurred in the City of Redondo Beach, call (310) 379-5411.  Police personnel assigned to the area will respond to your residence or other locations in Redondo Beach to contact you.
  • You may come to the police station to report a crime or incident, but the availability of an officer to take the report will be based on the priority of calls for service.  It is best to make your report at the scene of the incident.
Who may obtain a copy of a crime report?
  • The victim(s)
  • An authorized representative of the victim
  • Any person suffering bodily injury, property damage or loss
  • An insurance carrier against which a claim has been made and/or might be made
What is required to obtain a copy of a crime report?
  • Photo Identification (one of the following)
  1. State or Federal identification card
  2. Driver license
  3. Passport
  4. Other identification accepted by the Redondo Beach Police Department depending on the type of report
What are the fees to obtain a copy of a crime report?
  • The fee for a crime report is $20.00
  • The victims of crimes are not required to pay a fee
  • Forms of payment accepted
    • Cash
    • Check
    • We are unable to accept credit or debit cards.
When are copies of crime and incident reports available for release to the public?
  • Crime reports are usually available three to five days after an officer writes the report.
  • Conditions for release of crime reports
  1. A report with no suspect information
  2. A citizen-authored incident/crime report
  3. A lost or found property report
  4. An incident report generated by a call for service when a crime was not documented
  • Crime reports will not be released if the disclosure would
  1. Endanger the safety of a witness or other involved party
  2. Endanger the successful completion of the investigation or related investigations
If I am a suspect named in the crime report, can I obtain a copy of the crime report from the Police Department?
  • A suspect/arrestee named in a crime report for a pending case may not obtain a copy of the crime report from the police department.
  • An arrestee named in a crime report for a pending case may obtain a copy of the crime report through the discovery process at the court. 
  1. If the charge is a felony, contact the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office at (310) 222-3552. 
  2. If the charge is a misdemeanor or infraction, contact the Redondo Beach City Prosecutor's Office at (310) 379-2477 x 12376.
  • A suspect may obtain a copy of a crime report after the case has been adjudicated.  Redactions will be made to comply with state and federal law.
Traffic Collision Reports

Who may obtain a copy of a traffic collision report?
  • Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists involved in the collision
  • Registered owners of vehicles involved in the collision
  • Parents of a minor driver involved in the collision
  • Insurance companies representing the involved parties
  • Persons incurring property damage or civil liability as a result of the collision
  • Attorneys representing any of the above parties
What is required to obtain a copy of a traffic collision report?
  • Photo Identification (one of the following)
  1. State or Federal identification card
  2. Driver license
  3. Passport
  4. Other identification accepted by the Redondo Beach Police Department depending on the type of report
What are the fees to obtain a copy of a traffic collision report?
  • The fee for a traffic collision report is $20.00
  • All parties involved in the collision must pay for a copy of the collision report.
  • Forms of payment accepted
    • Cash
    • Check
    • We are unable to accept credit or debit cards.
When are copies of traffic collision reports available for release to the public?
  • Traffic collision reports are usually available five to seven days after an officer writes the report.
  • Conditions for release of traffic collision reports
  1. Traffic collision reports must be reviewed by the Traffic Investigator before they may be released.
  2. DUI or supplemental crime reports related to the collision will not be released with the traffic collision report.
Juvenile Reports

What is a juvenile report?

The release of information about a juvenile in a police crime or incident report is strictly controlled by the courts and codified in the laws of the State of California.  The Juvenile Court will determine what juvenile record information may be released and to whom.  The Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court must give permission for the release of information.  A juvenile's parents may receive a copy of certain types of reports.


Who may obtain a juvenile report?
  • Other law enforcement agencies
  • School District police
  • Child protective agencies
  • Attorneys who represent the juvenile subject in a criminal or juvenile proceeding (must be the attorney of record)
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
What is required to obtain a copy of a juvenile report?
  • Photo Identification (one of the following)
    1. State or Federal identification card
    2. Driver license
    3. Passport
How do I obtain a petition to acquire a copy of a juvenile report?
  • To obtain a petition:
  1. Acquire a copy of the JV-575 petition form from the Redondo Beach Police Department
  2. Call the Office of the presiding judge of the juvenile court at (323) 526-6733 and request a mailed or FAX copy
  3. Print a copy of the form from the Internet at:  http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms (Form JV-575 listed under Juvenile Forms)
What happens after the submission of the petition?
  • The Records Manager will review the petition and determine if:
  1. The report may be released by the Redondo Beach Police Department, or
  2. The report must be released by the juvenile court.
What are the fees to obtain a copy of a juvenile report?
  • The fee for a juvenile report is $20.00
  • Forms of payment accepted
    • Cash
    • Check
    • We are unable to accept credit or debit cards.

Vehicle Releases

Click here to jump to all information about Vehicle Releases including:
  • The difference between a "stored" and an "impounded" vehicle
  • How to retrieve your stored or impounded vehicle
  • Where to retrieve your vehicle
  • What the fees will be to retrieve your vehicle

Citation Sign-off

Why do I have to get my citation signed off, and where can I do it?

If you receive a parking citation or a moving violation for expired registration, equipment violations, or other violations that require verification by a police officer, Records Unit staff may certify the correction for a fee.  Specific violations can only be signed off at the Court or by the California Highway Patrol.


 RBPD Verify and Sign Off
 Cannot Verify and Sign Off
 Verification Agency/Location
     
 Expired registration
 Citations by the CHP
 California Highway Patrol
 No front or rear license plate
 Tinted windows
 California Highway Patrol
 Brake light inoperative
 Modified exhaust  
 California Highway Patrol
 Head light inoperative
 Broken windshield
 California Highway Patrol
 Broken light lens
 Infant/child car seat
 California Highway Patrol
 License plate covered
 No driver license in possession
 Court of Jurisdiction
 Window obstructed/mirror
 Proof of insurance     
 Court of Jurisdiction
 Bicycle light
 Driver license address change   
 Court of Jurisdiction
     

What are the fees to sign off a citation at the Police Department?
  • The fee to sign off a citation at the Redondo Beach Police Department is $12.00.
  • Forms of payment accepted
    • Cash
    • Check
    • We are unable to accept credit or debit cards.
  • When the violation is corrected and the citation is signed off for verification, you must submit the citation to the court, in person or by mail as noted on the citation, to show proof of correction to the court.
Where do I find the local Court and California Highway Patrol Offices?
  • The Southwest District of the Superior Court, Torrance Courthouse, is located in the City of Torrance at 825 Maple Street, Torrance, Ca 90503.
  • If your citation is issued in another jurisdiction, Los Angeles County court locations may be located at http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org
  • The South Los Angeles Torrance Offices of the California Highway Patrol are located at 19700 Hamilton Avenue, Torrance, Ca 90502-1310 (310) 516-3355.

Livescan Fingerprinting

The Redondo Beach Police Department provides Livescan Fingerprinting services as a convenience to the public.  Livescan is the electronic process to take fingerprints, usually for employment background purposes.

Click here to jump to information about Livescan Services provided by the Redondo Beach Police Department including:
  • What are livescan fingerprinting services?
  • How do I submit my fingerprints to Livescan?
  • What are the fees for Livescan fingerprinting at Redondo Beach PD?
  • What are the hours for Livescan services?
  • What other locations offer Livescan services?
Public Records Act Request

Click here to jump to information about Public Records Act Requests including:

  • The laws that define the Public Records Act and public records
  • How to obtain information by the Public Records Act
  • Records that may or may not be disclosed in whole or in part
  • Inspecting public records
  • Fees for copies of records
Restraining Orders

Click here to jump to information about Restraining Orders including:
  • Submitting your restraining order information to the police department
  • Serving a restraining order on the Restrained Person
  • What restraining orders are and what they do
  • The types of restraining orders
  • How to obtain a restraining order
Clearance Letters

How do I obtain a Clearance Letter from the Redondo Beach Police Department and what will I receive?
  • The Records Unit issues clearance letters to assist Redondo Beach residents with foreign travel and adoption requirements.
  • The Records Unit issues clearance letters to assist persons in processes for pre-military service backgrounds and military security clearances involving previous contacts in Redondo Beach.
  • A local (Redondo Beach) clearance letter will require a check of the Redondo Beach Police Department's records to determine if there is a criminal history in this city.
  • The following information must be provided to facilitate the search:
  1. Full name
  2. Any aliases (maiden names, other names used)
  3. Date of birth
  4. Addresses (past and current)
  5. Proof of Redondo Beach residency
  6. California Identification/Driver License or ID Card, Passport
  7. Dates of residence in the City of Redondo Beach
  • Requests for clearance letters from Redondo Beach should be submitted to the Records Unit.
  1. You must appear in person with acceptable photo identification
  2. You must present a State or Federal photo identification card or passport
What are the fees to obtain a clearance letter?
  • The fee for a clearance letter is $33.00.
  • The fee for a clearance letter with Notary is $43.00.
  • Forms of payment accepted
    • Cash
    • Check
    • We are unable to accept credit or debit cards.
  • The Redondo Beach Police Department does not provide clearance letters:
  1. For the purposes of immigration to the United States
  2. For the purposes of emigration from the United States
  3. For the purposes of employment and background purposes except to other law enforcement agencies

How do I obtain clearance letters for the purposes of immigration, emigration and employment?

California Department of Justice (DOJ)
The DOJ will provide a statewide criminal clearance if you are an immigration applicant, and you have been directed to obtain California or local clearances by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, by a United States consulate or embassy, or by a foreign government for emigration from the United States.  For recorded DOJ clearance letter information, call (916) 227-3822.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The FBI furnishes national clearances directly to an embassy or consulate that is processing an applicant upon request for the purposes of immigration, emigration and visas.  For further information about an FBI clearance letter, please call the FBI at (304) 625-3878.

Adult Criminal Records Seal

How do I seal an adult arrest record that occurred as a result of an arrest by the Redondo Beach Police Department?
  1. You never went to court as a result of the arrest.
  2. You believe that the arrest was in error because you were clearly not the person involved.
  3. The alleged incident never took place.
  • Submit your request to the Redondo Beach Records Manager in person or by mail.
  • You must present State or Federal photo identification in person to receive the results of your petition.

If you require further information, contact the Redondo Beach Records Unit Manager at (310) 379-2477 x 12655.


Juvenile Criminal Records Seal

How do I seal my juvenile arrest record?

  • To seal a juvenile arrest record:
  1. Contact the Los Angeles County Clerk's Sealing Clerk at 1601 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles or telephone this office at (323) 226-8945 or (323) 226-2854.
  2. Forms for sealing of juvenile records are available at all Juvenile Court locations.
  3. Complete the Petition and file it with the Los Angeles Superior Court.  The Redondo Beach Police Department will be notified by the court if the judge grants the petition to seal the juvenile record.
  4. The record will be sealed and held for five years in accordance with Welfare and Institutions Code 781 and destroyed.
  5. There are multiple Internet resource materials with instructions and tips by entering the following criteria in quotes "sealing your juvenile records" "Los Angeles County" in an Internet search engine.

My Criminal Record

The Redondo Beach Police Department may not and will not inquire in criminal history databases to determine if you have a criminal record at your request.  If you want to determine if a prior arrest from any agency has created a criminal history, refer to the Attorney General's website http://oag.ca.gov/ for the most current information and the process.
  • Access to criminal history summary records maintained by the DOJ is restricted by law to legitimate law enforcement purposes and authorized applicant agencies.
  • Individuals have the right to request a copy of their own criminal history record from the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to review for accuracy and completeness.
  • To receive a copy of your criminal history record, you must submit fingerprint images (by submitting to the Livescan fingerprinting process, pay a processing fee to the DOJ, and follow the instructions on the DOJ website.)
  • When you receive your Record Review response from the DOJ, and if you want to challenge the contents of your criminal record, you must complete the Claim of Alleged Inaccuracy or Incompleteness (Form BCII 8706) which will be included if there is criminal information on your record. Mail the completed form, along with a copy of your criminal history record, to the address indicated on the form. Your challenge must specifically state the basis for the claim of inaccuracy or incompleteness and include any available proof or corroboration to substantiate your claim.

VIN Verification

The Redondo Beach Police Department does not perform Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) verifications.


Wants and Warrants

How do I determine if I have a warrant for my arrest?

  • You must appear in person at the Redondo Beach Police Records Unit and provide the staff with State or Federal government photo identification.
  • Specific want or warrant information will not be provided telephonically or by any other means.
  • If you have a warrant, you may be arrested.
Subpoenas

Subpoenas for Redondo Beach Police Department records should be served to the Custodian of Records, the Records Unit Manager.  The exact amount due for the production of records will be determined prior to the reproduction of documents and as defined in the Police Department Master Fee Schedule.

Subpoenas for police department personnel appearances should be served at the Records Unit after a $150 fee for each day of appearance, per each officer, has been deposited with the City's Financial Services Cashier.  Civil subpoenas require a minimum of fifteen days between the date of service and the actual appearance to allow for adequate notification.


Bicycle Registration

How may I register my bicycle with the Redondo Beach Police Department?
  • Bicycles may be registered at the Redondo Beach Police Department as follows:
  1. Bring your bicycle to the Police Department.
  2. The serial number must be entirely visible and not obstructed by equipment, so that it may be verified.
What is the fee to register my bicycle?
  • The fee to register your bicycle is $4.00.
  • Forms of payment accepted
    • Cash
    • Check
    • We are unable to accept credit or debit cards.

Offender Registration


Click here to jump to information about Offender Registration including:

  • Who must register for sex, arson and drug offenses in Redondo Beach?
  • Where, how and when may I register, if I live in Redondo Beach?
  • How much does it cost to register?
  • How do I determine where sex registrants are living in Redondo Beach?


    Last Updated:   Friday, July 01, 2011

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