The Police Report Log lists all the the Police Reports taken by the Palo Alto Police Department during a 24 hour period. This log is only produced during the business week and the date listed reflects the date the log was produced. Each log will contain report information from the previous day. Monday's log will contain report information from the weekend. It also can contain report information from previous dates that had not been turned in for various reasons. Click on the link at the bottom of this article to got to the Police Information Page. You will need to scroll down past the "General" section to view the "Police Report Log."
The Police Report Log lists (in order from left to right) the Incident Number, the Incident Date, the Time the Incident was Reported, The Location of the Incident, Incident Call Type (classification), Reporting District (RD)*, Disposition code (Dispo)**, and Incident remarks (brief description of the incident). Log entries for reports that are considered "confidential" will not include the Location or Incident remarks.
Currently, the Report Log postings will be updated daily Tuesday through Friday. There will be no updates posted on Weekends, City Holidays and some Mondays.
Ten (10) days worth of data will be available on line. * Reporting district - The City is divided into numerous reporting districts. Reporting districts can be as large as a neighborhood and as small as a single address such as a park or school.
** Disposition Codes- Valid disposition codes in this log are: BK = Booked, RM = Report Made and CT - Misdemeanor Citation.
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NOTE of 11-1-2017 at 9:50 a.m.: Due to this website currently undergoing necessary maintenance, the police report logs are not currently available. We anticipate this will be rectified within a matter of hours. Thanks for your patience and please check back later.