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Performing California Arrest Records Search

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Arrest records are considered as public records and can be requested from a county?s local law enforcement agency that is responsible for the arrest. For those who are interested in obtaining Contra Costa County arrest records, they can visit the County website or visit the Contra Costa County Sheriff?s Office.

Arrest records are usually called as police logs or a Sheriff?s log. These reports contain detailed information such as the exact time the incident was reported, the respondents to the incident, the nature of the call, and if any arrests were made within the incident. As public information, arrest records are generally available to the public. However, there are some of these information may be withheld. These may include medical records, preliminary draft, complaint records, criminal history information and report cases that are pending litigation. Information may be exempt from release for legal and security reasons.

With the technology available today, interested parties may search for Contra Costa County arrest records or other California arrest records online. The Sheriff?s Office has an online document database made available by the Board of Supervisors of Contra Costa.

Requestors may ask for the records in three different ways. They can ask for records by phone, in-person, or by e-mail/ fax/ post. A record request form is made available at the County website for download. The requestor simply downloads the form, fills it up, and sends the request. Once the request is available, the requestor may either inspect the records in person or have the records copied. The requestor must note that there are fees for every copy made. Also, requests for such reports can be made only by the person involved in the arrest. That person may send an authorized representative. ID verification is needed for the request to be granted.

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Records Unit fulfills all of the record requests. It is the repository, retrieval, and records management center for all official incident reports, warrants, and County-wide restraining orders for the unincorporated areas of the County and Sheriff?s contract cities. The Records Unit also Contra Costa County Jail Roster provides other public services. These include visa and clearance letter requests, statistical information requests, and fingerprinting and live scan printing. An appointment is required for this. Information about the fees are available on the website and may vary depending on the requesting agency. Fees can be paid by check, money order, or cash. Identification is necessary for this service.

The website also offers crime statistics information within the unincorporated areas of the county and the contract cities of Danville, 40612436462_fb6e8d070c.jpg Lafayette, Oakley, Orinda, and San Ramon. The searcher will be directed to a separate website (CrimeReports) to check for crime statistics within their respective areas. The Contra Costa County website also contains a Contra Costa County Arrest Log, Free California Arrest Records showing information about inmates and jail bookings. There are also information about inmate programs and services such as education, library services and chaplain services; and about inmate privileges such as inmate mail, commissary, visiting, and depository money.
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