Public Information Portal

About The Public Information Portal

The Palo Alto Police Department is committed to informing the public about police activities, department policies, and agency practices. We value accountability, integrity, and openness while serving our cherished community.

This webpage is designed to share department materials that are available for public viewing. Please click on the links below to view our information and contact us if you have any questions. To request copies of police records, such as police reports, administrative review, or audio/video records subject to the California Public Records Act, please fill out the Application for Release of Information form.

To view press releases, please visit our Press Releases page. To stay connected on our social media platforms, please visit our Social Media Connections page.


Police Incidents

On July 1, 2019, Assembly Bill 748 was passed to allow the release of video footage related to critical police incidents.

Officer Involved Shootings

Date Press Releases Videos
December 25, 2015 Santa Clara County District Attorney Press Release Incident Video