Getting arrested or having someone you know get arrested is daunting; however, knowing the reason for the arrest is crucial. That is why requesting for a police report or arrest record is vital. Having an arrest record does not mean that the person is guilty of the crime or incident and should not be the sole basis in case you are thinking of applying for a job or know someone who has a record. In San Francisco county arrest records are available from several government channels as well as the arresting agency that made the arrest.
One of the arresting agencies that one can approach is the San Francisco Police Department. In order to request for the police report, download the form available online or visit one of the police stations in your area and request for the form. One can also visit the Records Bureau section of the Department to make a request in person. Present a valid identification for the Bureau to process your request. Obtaining a personal copy of the police report is free of charge.Another place that one can visit or contact is the County Jail #1 – Intake and Release Center. The jail facility is under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Sheriff Department and the one who is in charge of all the booking and release of individuals that are arrested in the county.