The California Public Records Act

The California Public Records Act (CPRA) is a series of laws meant to guarantee that the public has access to public records of governmental bodies in California. Anyone can request public documents in California, and a purpose does not have to be stated. Requesting public records can be a maze of rules and forms, and we want to help you through the process.

Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1 provides dispatch services for the counties of Santa Cruz and San Benito, and the cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Capitola, and Hollister. Requests for public records are to be directed to the appropriate Public Safety agency of jurisdiction, as follows:

Capitola Police Department
422 Capitola Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010
*Links:  CPD Records Division information,
CPD PRA Request Form (PDF)

Santa Cruz Police Department
155 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
*Links:  Santa Cruz submittable PRA Request Form

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office
5200 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
*Links:  Submit PRA requests via email to SCSO Records Manager

Watsonville Police Department
215 Union Street, Watsonville, CA 95076

*Links:  Watsonville PRA information, Watsonville submittable PRA Request Form

The following Law Enforcement agencies can be contacted in person or by phone at:

Hollister Police Department
395 Apollo Court, Hollister, CA 95023

San Benito County Sheriff’s Office
2301 Technology Parkway, Hollister, CA 95023
831-636-4080, ext 438

The following Fire Protection Districts and EMS Providers can be reached by phone:

American Medical Response (AMR) Santa Cruz County: 831-423-7030
American Medical Response (AMR) San Benito County: 831-636-9391
Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District: 831-685-6690
Ben Lomond Fire Department: 831-336-5495
Boulder Creek Fire Department Department: 831-388-7222
Branciforte Fire Protection District: 831-423-8794
CalFire – San Benito County: 831-647-6233
CalFire – Santa Cruz County: 831-335-6719
Central Fire Protection District: 831-479-6842
Felton Fire Protection District: 831-427-5737
Hollister Fire Department: 831-636-4325
Santa Cruz Fire Department: 831-420-5280
Scotts Valley Fire Protection District: 831-438-0211
Watsonville Fire Department: 831-768-3200
Zayante Fire Department: 831-335-5100

*If you need any assistance with your CPRA request, please email:, or contact the Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1 business office at 831-471-1000 during regular business hours (Mon. - Fri. 9:00am-4:00pm).



Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1
495 Upper Park Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
(831) 471-1000
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