How do I obtain a criminal history or background check of myself?

Often times individuals will request a "Clearance Letter" on themselves for business, work, travel, etc. The Victoria Police Department (VPD) Records Section only provides the information found in the VPD records management system.

An individual can only request a background check for themselves and in person. They have to fill out a form, provide a valid Texas drivers license or ID and must have lived in Victoria for the past 4 months or have been a resident of Victoria at one time. The cost is $7.50. The background check will only cover the City of Victoria and does not include Victoria County or the State of Texas. The only charges that go on the background are arrests that resulted with a conviction.

Records Section Contact Information

VPD Records Section is located in the City Hall building at:
105 W Juan Linn Street
Victoria, TX 77901

The telephone Number for VPD Records is 361-485-3700.

Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal History Searches

Arrests, prosecutions and the disposition of the case for persons arrested for Class B misdemeanor or greater violation of Texas criminal statutes are available for purchase by visiting the Texas Department of Public Safety Website.

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1. Where do I call in the case of a non-emergency?
2. How do I obtain a criminal history or background check of myself?
3. How can I compliment a Police Officer or employee for quality service?
4. How can I make a complaint on a Police Officer or employee?
5. Can I get a Police Department speaker for Crime Prevention or some other topic?
6. Can I talk to someone at the Police Department about gangs?
7. Who can I talk to if I suspect drug / narcotics activity in my neighborhood?
8. How can I get a Street Blocking Permit?
9. How can I get a Parade Permit?
10. How do I get an off duty officer to work an event or for another security concern?
11. How can I sign up for defensive driving after getting a ticket?
12. Can I ride along with a police officer on duty?
13. Is Crime Stoppers really anonymous?
14. What type of Crime Victim Services does the Police Department offer?
15. How can I find out if something is against the law online?