While there are many ways to make a CPRA requests, the Sheriff has made a CPRA unit within the Professional Standards Bureau to process CPRA requests. Once a CPRA request is received, the requester will receive a notification email which will provide a brief summary of the request and a tentative date for a response from the CPRA unit. A requester may choose to have the CPRA response from the Sheriff's portal (suggested), via email, via standard mail, or by picking the documents up in person. Charges may apply to either mail the requested records or to pick up the requested records in person.
Routine requests for reports can oftentimes be made at the patrol station responsible for the jurisdiction where the report was taken. The Sheriff's Office recommends members of the public contact their local patrol station to determine if their requested report is available through the station prior to making a CPRA request.