Records Bureau

Clearance Letter Request (PDF)The Records Bureau is responsible for processing all of the documented police incidents that occur within the city. This includes reports of traffic collisions, crime reports, traffic citations, and incident reports. Records clerks maintain these documents by performing necessary data entry and distributing them to the appropriate bureau.


Another important task that the Records Bureau performs is compiling and recording statistics and information for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The DOJ maintains crime statistics for all law enforcement agencies in California. The FBI is responsible for National crime statistics and information. The records clerks also enter information regarding stolen property, missing and wanted persons, restraining orders, and firearms into the DOJ and FBI databases. These entries assist in the recovery of stolen items and missing persons.

Additionally, clerks transmit teletypes to other law enforcement agencies in order to provide immediate and crucial information regarding crimes and missing persons to several law enforcement agencies at one time.


The records bureau is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday thorugh Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Clerks work the front counter, responding to requests for information and assistance, which includes release of police reports. Other assistance includes the release of vehicles and the issuance of parking permits that are required in various locations of the city.

Bilingual Live Scan Fingerprinting Service

Monterey Park Police Department provides live scan fingerprinting for the public (for licensing purposes, etc.). The department has Chinese and Spanish translators available to assist with the service. A completed live scan application form is required. We accept cash only, in the exact amount.

Useful Documents

Record clerk at files
Live Scan
Leslie File