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Public Records Requests

The Central Records Bureau (CRB) is located within the Fred Taylor Building at the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), Headquarters complex, located at 9105 NW 25 Street, Doral, Florida. The CRB coordinates all public records requests, maintains and distributes public records including Arrest Forms (Dade County only), and only MDPD Offense/Incident (O/I) Reports and Florida Traffic Crash (FTC) Reports. The CRB also provides Police Clearance Letters, detailing criminal history information, for the purpose of:  citizenship/immigration, employment, adoption, education/school, investigation, legal/lawyer/court, and personal reasons. The CRB Public Counter is open Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5:30 pm, and is closed on weekends and holidays.

Florida Traffic Crash (FTC) Reports

A FTC Report, commonly called "accident" report, is prepared to detail the results of automobile accidents/crashes. FTC Reports are often necessary for insurance purposes and may be requested in person or by mail.

 Access FTC Reports

As specified in Florida State Statutes, Chapter 316.066(2)(b), FTC Reports may only be made immediately available to the parties involved in the crash.  The portions of FTC Reports that reveal personal information concerning the parties involved is confidential and exempt from public disclosure for 60 days after the report is filed.  If requested by mail, complete, and notarize the Sworn Statement for Traffic Crash Report Information formAdobe Acrobat and submit with request.

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Offense/Incident (O/I) Reports

An O/I Report, commonly called "police" report, is prepared to detail incidents such as robberies, burglaries, assaults, car thefts, etc.  Copies of O/I Reports are often necessary for insurance purposes and may be requested in person, by phone, by e-mail, or by mail. Some reports or portions thereof may be exempt or confidential under law.

The following information is necessary when requesting a copy of an O/I or FTC Report:

  • Case number (If known)
  • Date and/or location of the incident
  • Name(s) of person(s) involved
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Police Clearance Letters

The CRB Public Counter personnel research and prepare criminal background checks on individuals for  citizenship/immigration, employment, adoption, education/school, investigation, legal/lawyer/court, and personal reasons, and prepare a Police Clearance Letter, if requested. Police Clearance Letters may be obtained in person or by mail.

The following information is necessary when requesting a Police Clearance Letter:

  • Name (including maiden, and other additional names)
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Date of Birth
  • Requestor's name, address, and telephone number

Police Clearance Letters may be obtained from the districts listed below.

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Fees & Payment Options

O/I & FTC Reports - $0.15 per page-single sided, $0.20 per page-double sided

Police Clearance Letter- $5.00 each

Cash, Check or Money Order made payable to Miami-Dade Police Department

Note:  Certified Copies are $1.00 per page.  Requests requiring extensive research of processing time of more than 20 minutes will be charged at the hourly rate of the employee performing the research in accordance with Florida State Statutes and Miami-Dade County Administrative Orders. 

Mail in requests for O/I Reports, FTC Reports, and Police Clearance Letters must be addressed to the above address, "Attention Correspondence Unit," along with the appropriate payment.  Reports/Police Clearance Letters will not be faxed.  O/I and FTC Reports are available within 21 days from date of incident s for availability of reports, and may be picked up at the CRB Public Counter at the above location or at the below listed District Stations:

Airport District
MIA, Bldg 3033 

West District
10000 SW 142 Avenue   

Intracoastal District
15665 Biscayne Boulevard

Kendall District       
7707 SW 117 Avenue                 

Midwest District
9101 NW 25 Street

Northside District
799 NW 81 Street

Northwest District
5975 Miami Lakes Drive East

South District
10800 SW 211 Street

Background Checks are also performed at all of the above listed locations.

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Fingerprinting and Background Checks

The CRB does not offer fingerprinting services.  This service is available at the above District Stations.

Background Checks are also performed at all of the above listed locations.

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Identity Theft

Identity theft involves the unauthorized use of an individual’s name, social security number, and other identifiers during the arrest process.  This, at times, results in an arrest record being generated for the person whose name was falsely used.  The CRB Public Counter assists these victims in receiving Identity Letters indicating their correct criminal history status.

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Sealed and Expunged Records

The CRB Public Counter does not accept or process applications to seal or expunge a record.

Sealing a criminal record involves the removal, from public record, information regarding a particular arrest.  Expunging a criminal record involves the destruction of all information and paperwork associated with a particular arrest.

Individuals may receive copies of their sealed records with proper identification, via the CRB Public Counter.  Expunged records are completely destroyed and are not available.  For further information on Sealed/Expunged Records, contact the Felony/Misdemeanor Court, Expungement Division, located at:

Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 NW 12 Street
Miami, Florida 33125
Phone:  305-275-1155

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Body Worn Cameras

Requests for Body Worn Camera (BWC) recordings can be made in writing, via email (, in person, or telephonically. You may download, complete and submit the BWC Records Request Form through email or U.S. mail. You may also visit Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) Central Records Bureau to complete the form in person. It may be necessary for the staff of the Body-Worn Camera Records Section (BWCRS) to contact you for clarification. A record may contain exempt and/or confidential information requiring redaction (removal) depending on your identity and your role, if any, in the incident that was recorded. Please keep this in mind should you chose not to identify yourself.

Florida law allows an agency to charge specific amounts for specific types of records (for example, 15 cents for a one-sided copy). In addition to these costs, we may need to redact or remove certain information that is confidential or exempt from public disclosure pursuant to Florida law. Should your request require extensive use of information technology resources or extensive clerical or supervisory assistance, or both, the agency may also charge for these costs. The cost will be approximately $29.00 per hour. We will notify you of the approximate cost prior to beginning work.

Below is a brief outline of the steps involved in processing your request:

  • The BWCRS receives your request and responds back to you acknowledging receipt.
  • A cost estimate is provided to you.
  • You pay the estimated cost as a deposit and your payment authorizes the processing to begin.
  • Your requested records are located and any necessary redactions are made.
  • You will be notified of the final cost if you provided contact information. If you did not provide contact information, you will need to recontact us periodically concerning the status of your request.
  • You will be refunded any amount paid in excess of the actual cost, or charged any amount due if the actual cost exceeded the payment made.
  • Your records will be available after full payment is received.
  • You may pick up the records from this office to avoid additional postage costs.

Payment can be made in cash, money order, or cashier's check (payable to the Miami-Dade Police Department). Debit and credit card payments are not possible at this time.

Request a BWC recording Adobe Acrobat, and for more information, go to our Body Worn Cameras page.



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