Are police reports "public information"?

Calls for service always available for public information, with certain redactions required by law, such as Reporting Party information and any names/identifying information.

Arrest information is available for the past seven days on the City of Santa Rosa Open Data Portal

Release of police reports is governed by the California Public Records Act. Reports are usually releasable to victims, property owners suffering losses, or certain other involved parties. Reports that are released may include redactions. All reports and computer-documented incidents are screened for any information that is not available to the public before release.

Requests can be dropped off in person to Santa Rosa Police Department or mailed to the Records Bureau at 965 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, accompanied with any fees due for processing.

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1. How can I find out the status of my case?
2. How do I know who is investigating my case?
3. Will you call me if my case ever comes to closure?
4. Will you call me if my property is found?
5. Is the Records Bureau open to the public 24 hours per day?
6. Are police reports "public information"?
7. How do I get my arrest record sealed if I am an adult (18 years or older)?
8. Can anyone obtain a copy of my arrest record?
9. Is juvenile (under 18 years old) arrest information public and can I obtain a copy?
10. How do I get a copy of my arrest history?
11. How to obtain a copy of a Traffic Collision Report?
12. How can I obtain a copy of a police report?
13. How much do copies of police reports cost?
14. How do I dispose of any unwanted firearms and/or ammunition?
15. The insurance company says it is my responsibility to obtain a copy of my accident report. Is this correct?