The function of the Investigations Division is to perform follow-up investigations into serious and involved crimes that cannot be handled by patrol alone. Police detectives typically receive preliminary investigations, assess leads, contact witnesses, interview suspects, prepare and serve search warrants, and prepare cases for presentation to the District Attorney.
You can contact our Investigations Division by phoning (925) 252-4151.
The Pittsburg Police Department Records Division handles requests for public information regarding crime reports, auto accident, restraining orders, arrest, etc. The Records Division manages the public lobby front counter, fingerprinting, and all police records management. Records Management includes the preparation of case files for all police reports prepared within the department. Current and historical files are maintained in accordance with the California laws addressing the storing and maintenance of public records. This Division is also responsible for maintaining the traffic citation files and processing parking tickets for the traffic courts.
Live scan fingerprinting services are available through the Pittsburg Police Department.
Hours: 8am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday
(by appointment only).
Live scan printing requires a request form from your employer.
The fee for fingerprinting is $25. There is an additional fee for live scan printing, which varies depending on the requesting agency. You can ask about this fee when you call for an appointment.
Fees can be paid by check, cash, money order, credit or debit card.
Picture ID is required at the time of printing. A valid CA driver's license, CA state ID, Military Identification Card, Green Card, Immigration Card, Alien Registration Card, or Valid Out-of State Drivers license.
To make an appointment for fingerprinting call: (925) 252-4980
Live Scan Fingerprinting Services are also available at the following locations by appointment:
- Brentwood Police Department (925) 634-6911
- Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office (925) 957-7100
- Pleasanton Unified School District (925) 485-6074
- San Pablo Police Department (510) 215-3130
- San Ramon Police Department (925) 973-2700
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I go about getting a copy of my crime report? What does it cost?
We accept requests by mail, walk-in, and fax. Records staff will contact you by telephone, e-mail, fax or United States mail to advise you of the fees for this service. Requests will not be mailed unless all fees have been paid in advance. Your request for information is normally processed and mailed within ten (10) business days.
Note: Victims of crimes, their legal representative, or their insurance carriers are entitled to receive a copy of a crime report; refer Government Code 6254(f). If you were involved in a crime but you are not the victim, contact our office to learn how and when these documents can be obtained.
My child is under 18 years old and was involved in a crime. How can I obtain a copy of the crime report?
The Pittsburg Police Department cannot directly release information pertaining to a juvenile involved in a crime. Before being released, a "Juvenile Release" form must be filled out. The Judge of the Juvenile Court will review your request and the crime report. Once the Judge’s decision (approx. 10 business days) is made, records staff will mail the crime report or the decision not to release as prescribed by the judge. Requests will not be processed unless fees have been paid in advance.
How does my restraining order get recorded?
At the end of each court day, Monday through Friday, at 5:00 p.m. all restraining order documents executed that business day in Contra Costa County are delivered to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department Records Unit and records staff make the required entries into the Domestic Violence Restraining Order System of the State.
How can I find out if I have a warrant for my arrest?
We do not provide warrant information to the public. Contact the court of jurisdiction for additional information.
How do I find out if someone is in custody?
Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Custody Services Bureau handles all in-custody inmate information. They can be reached at (925) 646-4496, 24 hours a day 7 days per week.