The Criminal Records Section stores and maintains reports of crime and lost property, and provides information from these files to members of the public and authorized agencies, as required by law and Department rule.
The Criminal Records Section is NOT open to the general public.
Telephone inquiries can be made by the public, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.. Persons who have reported a crime, or lost property, may request a verification report by properly completing the necessary captions on a VERIFICATION OF CRIME / LOST PROPERTY [PD 542-061] form. This form is available at any Police Precinct, Housing Police Service Area or Transit District.
Requests submitted on VERIFICATION OF CRIME / LOST PROPERTY [PD 542-061] forms must be accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope and a non-refundable $15.00 service fee.
NOTE: The service fee is waived for the victims of a crime ONLY.
The completed form, along with the $15.00 service fee and a stamped self-addressed envelope to should be mailed to:
N.Y.C. Police Department
Criminal Records Section (Verification Unit)
1 Police Plaza
New York, NY 10038
CRIME VICTIMS ARE ENTITLED TO A COPY OF THIS REPORT AT NO CHARGE.