California Public Records Act

The California Public Records Act (PRA) was enacted to promote public access to public records, while also recognizing competing interests. The Legislature wanted to be mindful of an individual’s right to privacy, but it declared that “access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state.” 

While Suisun City Police Department understands and supports the public's right to access the public records created and maintained by the City in the course of its normal business, please be advised that the PRA contains numerous exemptions from disclosure. Requests are reviewed on an individual basis to determine the information that can or cannot be released, and the involvement of the requestor can affect this determination. Pursuant to PRA, the typical timeline for the Police Department to make a determination of available records is within ten (10) calendar days. However, under certain circumstances, the Police Department may exercise its right to extend this timeline for up to additional fourteen (14) days.

Not all calls for service generate a report being taken by the officer. All calls for service generate a Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) incident number, the format for these incident numbers are the date followed by 4 numbers (YYMMDD####).

If you were involved in an incident or police report and wish to request a copy, please use the form at the bottom of the page to request a copy.  Or download the form using this link Report/Incident Request Form.

For additional assistance, Dispatch staff are available 24/7 via telephone by calling (707) 421-7373.

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