Imperial County Arrest Records are maintained in law enforcement agencies like the local Police Department and the local county Sheriff’s Office. These law enforcement agencies also have official websites with updated information on the latest police arrests or bookings.
Arrest records are public information that the government is required by to make readily available to anyone in need of them. Arrest reports contain details of the arrest or incident including the location, the date and time of the incident, the individuals involved, and the respondents to the case. As mentioned above, arrest records are public records. However, some, not all information is released to the public. The law enforcement agency may legally withhold information in cases such as juvenile arrests, child abuse cases, and in events where the victim’s safety is on the line, or where the release of such information may jeopardize an ongoing investigation.
California Arrest records are, as mentioned above, public information, so they are easily searchable. For a more effective and accurate search, one must check with the county where the involved person resides. In Imperial County, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Records Unit maintains all arrest and booking records initiated by the Sheriff, and is the main repository of warrants and restraining orders of the county. The Records Unit is also responsible for processing all crime and arrest reports, alarm and explosive permits, bingo license and carry concealed weapon licenses. In addition, the Records Unit provides services such as Applicant Live Scan; Arson, Narcotic and Sex Registration; Vehicle Releases and Local Criminal History Information. The Sheriff’s Office’ website contains all the information needed to obtain a copy of a report. The Superior Court of the County Records Division also maintains such reports. Criminal records and warrants are mostly found here.
One of the most common reasons for obtaining an arrest report would be for a background check. A background check can reveal a person’s private character and history. Human resources departments and hiring managers are most likely the ones who would request for arrest reports. A company would want to find out if their prospective job candidates were recently involved in misdemeanor incidents or were charged with felony convictions and sexual crimes. Companies can be held liable if they consciously hired a convicted felon for example, or a known sex offender, who then went on to commit another crime in the workplace. Background checks help protect public safety.
Imperial County is the last county to be established in California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 174,528. The county seat is El Centro. In Imperial County, there were over 54,000 crimes reported in the period between 1999 and 2008. Of the reported crimes, at least 32,000 were thefts, about 200 rapes, and 30 were murders. The county had an average of 5,400 crimes each year.
Today’s technology allows for convenient and easy searching. Besides the Sheriff’s Office’s website, other public search sites may also contain an Imperial County Arrest Log. Of course, information here may not be as detailed as the ones in the law enforcement agencies.