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Request a Copy of a Police Report

The VPD Correspondence Unit can provide a copy of a police report to you if you have reported or been involved in a property offence incident. Examples of property offence incidents are:

  • theft
  • theft from auto
  • theft of auto
  • lost property
  • mischief (vandalism)
  • break and enter
  • motor vehicle accidents / collisions

With your consent, your insurance company can make this request on your behalf.  In most cases your police report number is sufficient for the VPD to locate your file.

How to Make a Police Report Request

Payment / Fee

The cost to process a request for a police report is $53.33 (including applicable taxes).  Money order or certified cheque should be made payable to the City of Vancouver.

For tourists visiting Vancouver, the fee is waived.

By Mail

Requests can be mailed to the VPD, accompanied by the processing fee.

Please complete the Request for Property Report Form OR send in a written request answering the following questions: 

  • your police file number (general occurrence number)
  • your full name
  • your current address
  • a telephone number you can be reached at
  • the location where the incident occurred
  • the type of incident that took place
  • any other details that may assist us in locating the incident in the VPD's records

Place your letter and payment in an envelope and mail to:

ATTENTION: Correspondence Unit
Vancouver Police Department
3585 Graveley St.
Vancouver, B.C.
V5K 5J5

In Person – Urgent Requests

For urgent requests, please bring cash payment only to the Public Service Counter at the VPD's 3585 Graveley St. location.  Correct change is greatly appreciated.

Out-of-Town Visitors

For out-of-town visitors who do not want to mail in the request and cannot come in person, please email your request (including all information outlined above) to vpdcu@vpd.ca.

Contact the VPD's Correspondence Unit

Contact the Correspondence Unit at (604) 717-3000
Monday to Friday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fee Schedule

For a detailed list of all the police documents available for release and their accompanying fees, see the Fee Schedule.

Freedom of Information Requests

See Information & Privacy Unit for information on making an FOI request.


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