Police Records Division

The Vancouver Police Records Division is open to the public Monday through Friday,8am – 5pm, excluding holidays, and is located at the Vancouver Police Department West Precinct (2800 NE Stapleton Rd). Records staff can be reached via phone at (360) 487-7398 or via email at vpdpdr@cityofvancouver.us. The Records Division also provides 24 hour support to law enforcement agencies by performing a variety of specialized services, which include: processing police reports and citations and the entry, verification and timely removal of misdemeanor warrants, stolen vehicles, missing people and stolen articles.

Public services offered by the Records Division include:

  • Police records requests
  • Weapons transfers
  • Local background checks
    • A local background check for an individual contains any contact with the Vancouver Police Department. The local background check does not include conviction or other court disposition information. Citizens may request a local background check by providing their photo ID. Any third-party request will require a notarized Release of Information with the request. Criminal history conviction records for the state of Washington may be obtained through the WATCH (Washington Access To Criminal History) program from the Washington State Patrol https://fortress.wa.gov/wsp/watch/.

Later in 2017, the Records Division will begin processing Concealed Pistol Licenses for citizens who reside within the City limits.