How to Perform an Alameda County Arrest Records and warrant Search

The good news for those interested in conducting a background check in Alameda County, California, is that the authorities put at their disposal efficient sources for obtaining the information they require.

Alameda County warrants can be found by contacting the sheriff office’s Warrant Unit at 510-667-3699. To find arrest records, you should turn to the Records Unit at 510667-3685. They process and store more than 30,000 reports a year, so their archives will probably contain what you are looking for.

Bear in mind, though, that extracting specific details on a person’s criminal history is a little bit cumbersome. Basically, in order to obtain police records, you will be required to do one of the following:

  • Submit an online request.
  • Fill in a paper form that can be downloaded here. Then, send it to the sheriff office via email: .

via mail: 2000 – 150th Avenue San Leandro, CA 94578

or via fax: 510-667-3970.

Your request may take up to 10 business days to be processed and you will have to pay a fee. When the report is ready, you will be contacted by telephone and be asked to come and pick it up during business hours. The report can also be sent to you by email or mail. It is important to take into account that the sheriff office may choose to withhold some information regarding cases that are currently under investigation  or when juveniles are involved.

Another option to locate Alameda county arrest records is to contact Santa Rita Jail at 1-925-551-6500. They will most likely be willing to provide you with information regarding a detainee’s charges, bail, date of release and scheduled court sessions. You must provide the person’s name, file number or exact birth date. Alternatively, you can use their online inmate locator that will show people incarcerated in the last 24 hours. It can be accessed here.

Lastly, you can broaden your inquiry and perform an all inclusive California inmate search by referring to the electronic database maintained by the state’s Department of Corrections. Search criteria are based on an inmate’s name or his or her number.

Finding Alameda County court records

To learn about a person’s history of convictions, you will have to obtain criminal court dockets. We suggest turning to the county’s Superior Court. They enable to file an online request for criminal records. Once the record is ready, you will be notified and asked to pay a fee. Your request must include the defendant’s full name and his or her docket number or date of arrest/conviction. The service requires opening an account.

A search option that will save you time

You can find all of the information you need on a person’s civil and criminal background by using the electronic inquiry tool on this page. Results are accurate and are updated on a regular basis. What is more, your search will remain strictly confidential.

Crime data

In 2013, 11,739 violent crimes took place in the county. 113 cases of homicide were reported as well as 362 cases of forcible rape. There were 6,806 robberies and 4,458 assaults. The number of property crimes reported to the authorities was 60,133.