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  • Jon Kara posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

    Santa Clara County Arrest Records may be obtained from law enforcement agencies like the Police Department and the local county Sheriff?s Office. These agencies also have a website with updated information on the latest police arrests or bookings.Arrest records are public information that the government is required by law to make available to the public. These reports contain a summary of the incident, the location and date of the incident, the people involved, as well as the respondents to the case. Although this information is public, some may be exempt from release. Victim information and juvenile case information is usually withheld from the public.Santa Clara County Arrest Records and other California Arrest Records are available online. Plenty of free public websites offer listings and other such information. But for official copies of the report, and for more detailed information, one must visit the law enforcement agency that is responsible for the arrest. The Santa Clara County Sheriff?s Office Records unit is responsible for the receiving, filing, and releasing of all official arrest reports initiated by the Sheriff. To request for a copy, one can simply go to the Sheriff?s office and make the request in person. Or one can access the website, download a request form and submit the filled form to the Sheriff?s Office via mail/ email/ fax. One must note, however, that the requestor must be involved in the incident before they are allowed to request for the report. All record requests are reviewed before being released. Fees will be charged per copy obtained.A person with an arrest report does not necessarily have a criminal charge filed against him. With that said, one must visit another government agency if the person involved was indeed convicted of the charges filed against him. The Department of Correction as well as the Superior Court of the County Records Division maintains such reports. The Department of Correction also has an online inmate search portal for an easy search.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 two common entities that would be interested in a job candidate?s public records, in order to determine if they are fit for hire. Instances that will almost always eliminate a job candidate from consideration are any recent felony convictions and sexual crimes. Companies can be held liable if they knowingly hired a convicted felon or sex offender who then went on to commit a crime in the workplace. Background checks are a good way keep ensure public safety.Crime statistics are also available in the Sheriff?s office website. A link will take the searcher to CrimeReports.com. This separate website will show the most common crimes happening on a particular area. It also shows an inmate bookings list for jail bookings and a Santa Clara County Arrest Log where recent arrests are posted and archived for public use.