Police Records

Public Police Records

The Hopkins Police Department posts weekly public information reports in accordance with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Reports are posted on this website by noon each Thursday. 

Requesting Police Department Records

Requests for specific reports must be made to the police records staff. Please fill out the Data Request Form Online or download the Data Request Form (PDF) and submit it to us via either of the following options:

Private Data Request

If requesting a report containing private data, please also submit a copy of your identification.

Getting Fingerprinted

Fingerprints for employment, adoption and naturalization purposes are taken by a public service officer for Hopkins residents or those working in Hopkins. The fee for fingerprints is $15 per card. To schedule an appointment, fill out the online Fingerprinting Request Form or call 952-938-8885.

Fees for Police Records

Description Fee
Clearance Letters
$5.00 per letter
Copy of Audio/Video Recordings
$50.00 per USB drive, payable with request
Copy of Photographs
$25.00 per CD, payable with request
Report Copies No Charge - If requester is the subject of the report or representative of the subject

If Requestor is not subject of report – First 10 pages free, $.25 per page for each additional page
Special Computer Generated Reports Actual costs
Summary Data Report $5.00 per report

Apply for a firearm

Minnesota law requires a permit to purchase or transfer ownership in order to obtain a handgun through a purchase, sale, gift, loan, assignment or other delivery from another person. This permit is issued by the police department of the city in which the recipient or buyer lives. 

Learn how to apply for a firearm in Hopkins