Arrest records are provided to the general public in accordance to the Public Records Act of the State of California Government Code 6254 (f); as such, the public has the right to access and view arrest records or any daily patrol log that the police department or sheriff office has made in its daily activities. Monterey county arrest records for example are available from several government channels, one of which is the Monterey Sheriff’s Office and the other can be requested from the Monterey Police Department.
The sheriff’s website provides the public a daily patrol log of its activities. Here, the public can view the following information: time and date of the report, deputy’s name, charges, suspects, location as well as a short summary of the case. The information provided is only available from 7am until midnight. If the arrest was made by the Police Department, one can check the agency’s website for the daily police log available in PDF format. Arrests and any booking information are removed from the site after a week whereas the Daily Police Log will be removed from the website after 30 days of posting in the site.