The Colorado State Patrol Central Records Unit (CRU) is responsible for the retention of Colorado State Patrol (CSP) Criminal Justice Records, as well as the release of information to the public, other law enforcement agencies, and insurance companies.
Colorado State Patrol Headquarters
Central Records Unit
700 Kipling Street
Lakewood, Colorado 80215
(303) 239-4347 (Fax)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday
**Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays**
- Basic Crash Report
This is the information gathered from the Trooper regarding a Traffic Crash. This report contains information that represents a synopsis of the crash and does not include any witness statements, digital media or any other aspect of the crash investigation. (See additional request definitions below).
- Complete Case File
This encompasses the entire investigation report and does include if obtained; witness statements and other written reports.
To order photographs you will need to verify the availability by calling 303-239-4180 prior to submitting your request. Any photos deemed to be graphic in nature will not be released without written authorization from an immediate family member.
- Dash Cam/Body-Worn Camera
Availability and payment must be obtained for Dash Camera or Body-worn camera prior to processing a request.
- Dispatch Audio/Dispatch Detailed Incident Report
Radio communication is between the dispatcher and the Troopers. In some cases does NOT include initial 911 calls. The detailed incident report is a printout transcript of that communication.
CSP Records Unit
The CSP Records Unit does not maintain court dispositions on arrests. If this type of information is required, please contact the appropriate county court or visit www.cocourts.com to obtain case disposition.
Colorado Open Records Request
To request public records under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) or Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act (CCJRA), please submit your request form in writing to the Colorado State Patrol Central Records Unit: Colorado State Patrol Records Unit: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require a statewide background check, please contact the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at 303-239-4300 or at www.cbirecordscheck.com.
Credit Card Services
Credit Card services are made possible under the authority of Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority as designated in statute CRS 24.37.7-101, and are subject to an e-commerce portal pricing.