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Central Services/Discovery

Contact Information

Main: (970) 498-7202
Fax: (970) 498-7250

Overview

The Central Services Division provides document and data support for all criminal cases prosecuted by the office. One of their chief responsibilities is providing discovery of all police reports, photographs, witness statements and audio and visual recordings to a defendant or their legal representative. Additionally, they handle criminal justice records requests from the public.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is "discovery?"

    A person charged with a crime is entitled to see the police reports, witness statements and other evidence that prosecution intends to use in prosecuting the charges. The process of providing these items to the defendant is called "discovery". See: information about the discovery process and costs associated with discovery.

  2. Where do I go to pick up my discovery?

    Discovery requests can be picked up at the District Attorney's Office at 201 LaPorte Avenue, Suite 200, Fort Collins, Colorado between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or at the District Attorney's Office at 810 East 10th Street, Suite 210, Loveland, Colorado between 8 a.m. and noon and from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m.

  3. How do I pay for my discovery?

    Payment for discovery can be made by check, money order, Visa or Mastercard.

  4. I read about a case in the paper. As a citizen can the District Attorney's Office provide me copies of the police reports?

    Access to criminal records and reports, to someone other than the defendant, is covered under The Criminal Justice Records Act, C.R.S. 24-72-301 et. seq. As a general rule, access to criminal justice records is prohibited during the pendency of the case. Once the case has been resolved in the courts, our office may be able to provide certain records upon request.

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