The Record Bureau is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week operation. Record Bureau personnel are charged with the record keeping function of the Police Department. The Record Bureau Manager insures all legal requirements are met in fulfilling the record keeping task. The Records Bureau directly supports the Patrol Division in insuring all arrest reports are typed in preparation for submission to the District Attorney in a timely manner.

Online Accident Report Retrieval

Accident Reports taken by the City of South Gate Police Department are available online for purchase. In order to retrieve a report you must:

  • Be a named party on the report, or a legal representative of such
  • Know the date of the accident
  • Know the accident report number
  • Know the location of the accident
Online copies of Accident Reports are $8 per report, payable online by credit card. If you need assistance with this process, please call the Police Department Record Bureau at 323-563-5401.

To obtain a copy of a crime report you can call 323-563-5401. To determine if a copy of a report is available for release you must speak to a records clerk. Log onto our police report website to retrieve a police report.

Front Counter Hours

The front counter is open during regular business hours. Hours of operation are daily (7 days a week) from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Discovery Request

 Please email for discovery request.