Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get a copy of a police report?
Copies of police reports are generally available within 3 business days of the incident or accident. A records request form will need to be completed and a fee will apply. There is a $5.00 charge for a police report (up to 5 pages and then 0.25 cents per page thereafter). If extensive research or extensive redaction is involved the fee will revert to $25.00 per hour.

Please have as much information as possible available (date, type of incident, incident report number, etc.) when making your request. The records office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00 pm; please contact the records clerks at 970-641-8254 if you have any questions.
How can I get a copy of my criminal history report?
Local background checks are available through the records office. These checks will include police contacts for adults based on name and date of birth. A signed records release form and a $5.00 fee will be required. These checks will only include Gunnison Police Department records and will not contain records information from any other agencies.
Can I get a copy of someone else's criminal history report?
Adult criminal history information is considered an open record in Colorado. A local background check of an adult’s criminal history can be obtained as long as that person’s complete name and date of birth are provided. The person making the request will need to sign a records release form and a $5.00 fee will apply. 
How can I find a copy of my court disposition?
The police department does not maintain court records. Individuals requesting court disposition information will need to contact the appropriate court. The court clerk for Gunnison Municipal Court may be contacted at 970-641-8170; the court clerk for Gunnison Combined Courts may be contacted at 970-641-3500.
Where can I get a copy of my driving record?
Colorado driver’s history information is available through Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles.  Certified driving records are available at Driver Services, 1881 Pierce, Lakewood, Colorado.  This process takes 10 to 14 business days and some fees may apply.  Please contact Department of Revenue at www.revenue.state.co.us or your local driver’s license office for more information.
How can I get a copy of a Colorado criminal history report?
Adult arrest history information is available to the public through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation – please see www.cbirecordscheck.comfor more information.
How can I arrange a ride along with a Police Officer?
Contact a patrol sergeant or captain at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a ride along. Waiver of liability and records check are required for all riders prior to the acceptance of the rider.
How can I find out if any registered sex offenders are living in my neighborhood?
The Gunnison Police Department maintains a list of registered sex offenders living in the City of Gunnison. Copies of this list are available to the public, free of charge. A signed request form will be required. Please contact the records office during business hours if you would like a copy of the sex offender registration list.
Does the police department provide fingerprinting services?
Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Fingerprinting for employment and background checks are done through through two state-approved providers: Identogo and Colorado Fingerprinting. You must register online with one of these approved vendors.
For complete steps, please visit: https://cbi.colorado.gov/sections/biometric-identification-and-records-unit/employment-and-background-checks
How do I retrieve my found property?
Neighborhood Services can return the property to you at the police department or if you live out of town it can be sent cost on delivery. Please call the Gunnison Police Department to set up a time between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM to retrieve your property.
I live on campus, where can I store my firearms?
Contact Western State Colorado University Security for further information.
How can I register my bike?
You can come to the police department with your bicycle and obtain a registration free of charge. Calling ahead to see if someone is available may reduce your wait time.
When can I get a VIN inspection? Can I get a VIN inspection at my residence?
VIN inspections are available Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. An officer can respond to your residence when the circumstances require. Calling ahead for a VIN check may reduce your wait time.

Welcome to Gunnison

Gunnison is a small mountain community on the western slope of Colorado with a population of approximately 6,560 full time residents. The population increases annually with the influx of tourism and Western Colorado University students numbering an additional 2,500. The City of Gunnison is the county seat for Gunnison County. Gunnison has a rich history of ranching, agriculture, mining, tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities that bring many more people through the community.
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