The Arrest and Criminal History Section, Records Branch, provides police reports and clearances for a small fee. There is a $3 fee for all Accident Reports (PD-10s); fees associated with production of an Incident/Offense Report (PD-251) are temporarily waived. Police clearances are $7. Individuals must request this information in person or by traditional mail. All requests for reports that are submitted by mail require a money order. For details on obtaining these documents, use the links below:
- Police Clearances (Background Check)
- Accident Reports (PD-10s) and Incident/Offense Reports (PD-251s)
Domestic violence victims can receive a free copy of their domestic violence report either from the district where the incident occurred, or from police headquarters.
Update Name or Sex Associated with Person Identification (PDID) Number
Transgender individuals may request that the name or sex that is associated with their PDID number be updated if they can provide legal documentation (e.g., birth certificate, driver’s license, passport, court order, or government-issued non-driver’s identification card) of their updated gender identity.
Individuals who request an update to their PDID information should respond in person and provide legal documentation of their name or sex change to:
MPD Public Documents Section
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
If requestors want confirmation of the update, or information regarding a denial, the requestor should provide the Public Documents Section with their email or mailing address for communication purposes. If the requestor declines to provide email or mailing address information, MPD will still process the requested change.
Requested changes will be processed within 30 calendar days and the requestor will be notified of the outcome in writing. The notification will either confirm that the requested change has been made or will provide the reason the change cannot occur.
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