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    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Records Unit

    records@jeffco.us
    303-271-5542

    Monday-Friday (closed holidays)
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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    200 Jefferson County Parkway
    Sheriff and Detention Facility
    Golden, CO

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  • Columbine High School Records


    The following is a list of items regarding the April 20, 1999, Columbine High School shootings that have been released to the public.

    With the exception of those at the bottom of this list, designated as records released from other agencies, all Columbine documents have been released by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Records Unit. In March 2007, most paper documents were converted to CD to provide a user-friendly format and to standardize and simplify processing, shipping and associated fees.

    To obtain released items, please follow the procedures below:

    Download application

    An Application for Columbine Documents View Adobe reader requirements on the downloads page. must be completed, listing the item number and item(s) requested. If necessary, this application form can be faxed, mailed or emailed to you.

    All orders must be paid in U.S. currency and must provide an exact mailing address.

    Submit application

    You can print the form and fax, mail or bring it in-person to records.
    Submit the application form, complete with your signature.

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
    Records Unit
    200 Jefferson County Pkwy.
    Golden, CO 80401
    Phone: 303-271-5542
    Fax: 303-271-5552 
    Email: records@jeffco.us

    Shipping arrangements

    For U.S. addresses

    • Fees listed for each item include shipping and handling charges.
    • Fees may be paid with cash (in person only), check, money order or credit card. Make checks payable to JCSO.
    • There is a place for credit card information at the bottom of the application form. The records unit accepts MasterCard or Visa only.


    For international addresses:

    • Fees listed for each item include shipping and handling charges.
    • Shipping requirements may vary from country to country.
    • Fees must be paid in U.S. currency or by credit card (MasterCard or Visa only).

    Columbine Records Available for Public Release

    (1) Sheriff's Office Final Report on the Columbine High School shootings on CD
    Released May 15, 2000
    $15.00

    (2) Littleton Fire Department video and raw helicopter footage from KCNC-TV, channel 4 on VHS tape
    Released April 26, 2000
    $10.00

    (3) Cafeteria surveillance on DVD
    Released June 7, 2000
    $30.00

    (4) "Rampart Range" footage on DVD; this footage contains graphic language
    Released Oct. 21, 2003
    $10.00

    (5) "Crowd" footage on DVD; approximately 38 minutes of crowd footage filmed by the sheriff's office crime lab outside Columbine High School after 1 p.m. on April 20, 1999.
    Released Feb. 26, 2004
    $10.00

    (6) Klebold and Harris footage on DVD; miscellaneous footage of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold retrieved from school or given to the sherriff's office by citizens. Segments dubbed onto master DVD.
    Released Feb. 26, 2004
    $10.00

    (7) Jefferson County 911 and dispatch audio on a two CD-ROM set
    Released Aug. 7, 2000
    $25.00

    (8) Denver dispatch cassette tapes containing 7 1/2 hours of communication
    Released March 6, 2003
    $25.00

    (9) Main release of reports investigative files on DVD; 11,000 pages
    Released Nov. 21, 2000
    $30.00

    (10) Additional investigative files on CD containing:
    Additional ancillary reports (tips, Internet, threats and connected reports)
    Audio cassette of Jefferson County 911 dispatch tape (missed side of tape from previous release)
    Two large crime scene diagrams (from CD
    Released Aug. 8, 2001
    $15.00

    (11) Printout of evidence log on CD; 200 pages long and duplicates the evidence books released later.
    Released April 2001
    $15.00

    (12) Evidence books on CD
    Released May 11, 2001
    $15.00

    (13) Crime Scene Processing Team reports and sketches on CD
    Released June 19, 2001
    $15.00

    (14) FBI Crime Scene Processing Team reports and sketches on CD
    Released Sept. 5, 2001
    $15.00

    (15) Colorado Bureau of Investigation laboratory report, five pages. Note: This report is included in the 11,000 pages of investigative files that were released later.
    Released May 31, 2000
    $30.00

    (16) CBI laboratory report on CD
    Released Feb. 6, 2002
    $15.00

    (17) Misc. items on CD containing the following:
    Draft search affidavit
    Released April 10, 2001
    CD (audio) of the shoot team interviews
    Released April 10, 2001
    Written transcript of an interview with Columbine High School Community Resource Officer Neil Gardner and the executive summary of the library investigative team
    Released April 10, 2001
    $15.00

    (18) Warrants book on CD
    Released June 9, 2003
    $15.00

    (19) Tracking sheets, investigative index and other Columbine documents on CD
    Released Jan. 8, 2003
    $15.00

    (20) Documents that show slight differences from previously released originals and documents that were inadvertently unreleased on CD; 57 pages
    Released 2003
    $15.00

    (21) FBI report of interview with Randy, Judy and Brooks Brown on CD
    Released May 22, 2001
    $15.00

    (22) Additional pages of Harris website; 1997 memo and web pages on CD
    Released Oct. 30, 2003
    $15.00

    (23) Documents seized from Harris and Klebold residences and vehicles; on CD, 936 pages in PDF format on a single CD.
    Released July 6, 2006
    $15.00

    Columbine Records Available from Other Agencies

    Please contact the listed agency directly for information about obtaining copies.

    • Autopsy summaries
      • Released Feb. 6, 2001
      • Contact Jefferson County Coroner's Office
        • 800 Jefferson County Pkwy, Golden, CO 80401
        • Must pick up in person
        • 303-271-6480
      • $1.25 per page

    • Klebold autopsy reports
      • Released Feb. 23, 2001
      • Contact Jefferson County Coroner's Office
        • 800 Jefferson County Pkwy., Golden, CO 80401
        • Must pick up in person
        • 303-271-6480
      • $1.25 per page
    • El Paso County Sheriff's Office Report
      • Released April 10, 2002
      • Contact El Paso County Sheriff's Office
        • 719-520-7144
    • Juvenile diversion program documents (Harris)
      • Released Nov. 4, 2002
      • Contact Jefferson County District Attorney's Office
        • 500 Jefferson County Pkwy., Golden, CO 80401
        • 303-271-6800
    • Juvenile diversion program documents (Klebold)
      • Released Nov. 22, 2002
      • Contact Jefferson County District Attorney's Office
        • 500 Jefferson County Pkwy., Golden, CO 80401
        • 303-271-6800