Records and Reports

The Records Detail located at Police Headquarters, pours through some 6,000 reports monthly. The Records Unit is open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. weekdays to copy and provide citizens with police reports; issue permits to chauffeurs, private investigators, security guards, adult entertainers, and solicitors, enter investigative reports into the computer system; and compile and submit Uniform Crime Supplements, which are crime statistics required by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information System.

Note: If you are coming to Records to get fingerprinted, you need to arrive no later than 4:30 p.m.


Records Requests


To obtain criminal records, background checks, fingerprints, or to apply for a security guard, entertainer, taxi cab/limousine driver, or solicitor permit, you must:

  • Appear in person at Police Headquarters, 2460 Government Blvd.
  • Present photo identification
  • Present a Social Security Card


Fee schedule

Fingerprints - $15
Background Check - $10
Solicitor Permit - $25
Entertainer Permit - $100
Security Guard Permit - $25
*Taxi Cab and Limousine Driver Permits - $25

*An additional $18 money order is also required upon meeting with the License Compliance Officer.


Acceptable forms of payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, money order, cashier's check


Reports Requests


Accident or incident reports may be obtained in person or via mail. You must have a case number or the exact location of the occurrence in order to receive a report. Letters should be mailed to:

Mobile Police Department Headquarters
2460 Government Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36606



The fee for all reports is $10 (cash, Visa, MasterCard, money order or cashier's check only)

For more information, call the Records Detail at 251.208.1991.

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