The Administrative Services Division is the support for other Divisions in the Department. We are also the “face” of the Department when citizens come to the Police Department and need assistance. We are committed to customer service with our citizens and officers.
The Units in this Division include the Records Unit and Evidence Unit.
The Records Unit takes care of accident reports, finger prints, work cards, billings, sex offender and felon registration, and all other clerical support services. Our Evidence Technicians handle all storage and testing of property items.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is Records located and what are your hours?
A: We are located in the Mesquite Police Headquarters, at 695 Mayan Circle. We are open to the public from 7:am to 1 pm, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Closed Saturday-Sunday. Fingerprinting services are available only on Tuesday and Thursday. Our phone number is 702-346-5262. After hours, you may enter the lobby and pick up a phone on the counter to contact the Dispatchers at ext. 6911.
Holiday Hours: The Mesquite Police Records Department will close at noon on Christmas Eve day, December 24th and New Year’s Eve day, December 31st. The office will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All other departments will remain open. Citizens can obtain copies of fingerprints, records and other information during holiday and normal business hours. The Mesquite Police Department is located at 695 Mayan Circle. For general questions please call 702-346-5262. In case of emergency dial 911.
Q: How much does it cost to get copies of reports or arrest records?
A: We charge $3 for a copy of a report. Fingerprint cards can be made for $5 a card or $10 per set.
Q: Can I get a copy of someone else's arrest records?
A: Only the subject of the arrest record may get copies of their record, unless they authorize someone else specifically to obtain the records. Authorization must be written and notarized and the person authorized must have picture identification.
Q: Can I find out if I'm wanted?
A: The best way to find this information is to contact the courts directly. Because we cannot verify identity over the telephone, we can't release the information if you call. If you come to Records in person, we are required to notify an officer, and you may be arrested.
Q: How can I find out more about my case?
A: The Detective handling your case is the best source of information. Call the Detective Bureau at 702-346-5262 ext.6004 and let them know you would like to speak to the Detective handling your case. If you have the case number, let them know you have the number because it's easier to look up your case with the number.
Our Evidence Room keeps track of all items of evidentiary value on all the cases that we take reports on, as well as caring for found property, such as bicycles, that are turned in to the police department. Those wanting to claim an item need to call prior to coming to make sure that our evidence personnel can be there (they are required to appear in court quite often and we want to save you a trip). If the item has been held as evidence in a court case, a letter from the prosecuting attorney is needed to release the item. You also need to provide proof of ownership so that we can release "your" property back to the right person. Being able to identify the item either through markings or serial numbers will enable us to make sure you get your property back if we receive it. Bring a photo ID to verify your identity. All unclaimed property is periodically released to an auction company to be sold at auction out of our area.