FAQs - Records and Warrants

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Questions

  1. How do I get a copy of a crime report?
  2. How do I get a good conduct or clearance letter?
  3. How do I find out if I have a warrant?
  4. How do I take care of a warrant?
  5. Where do I go for Live Scan fingerprinting required by my employer?
  6. How do I get a restraining order?
  7. Can I get a copy of my rapsheet?
  8. How do I get an application for a concealed weapons permit?
  9. How can I get crime statistics?
  10. Where can I find the disposition of a criminal case?
  11. How can I find out why a deputy was here or in my neighborhood recently?
  12. How can I check my court appearance date?
  13. Can I add something or have something changed in my report?

Answers

  1. How do I get a copy of a crime report?

    Contact the Records Unit at (805) 781-4140. There is no fee, and these requests are generally processed within 10 business days. Due to legal restrictions, reports may be redacted.

  2. How do I get a good conduct or clearance letter?

    These letters are provided as part of a background check for entering another country, for international adoptions, and for international hunting permits. Contact the Records Unit at (805) 781-4140.

  3. How do I find out if I have a warrant?

    Contact the Records and Warrants Unit at (805) 781-4588. Limited information (such as the charges, bail amount, issuing agency, etc.) on adult warrants is generally available.

  4. How do I take care of a warrant?

    Most warrants can be taken care of with the assistance of a bail bondsman, by surrendering to the Sheriff's Office, or by contacting the court. If you have any questions about whether or not the warrant should have been issued, contact the SLO Superior Court.

  5. Where do I go for Live Scan fingerprinting required by my employer?

    Applicant fingerprinting is done at the Sheriff's Office by appointment. Call (805) 781-4575 to schedule an appointment.

  6. How do I get a restraining order?

    Contact the SLO Superior Court at (805) 781-5423.

  7. Can I get a copy of my rapsheet?

    You may get a copy of your local adult arrest information (arrests made by the Sheriff's Office) by contacting the Records and Warrants Unit at (805) 781-4140. Your state rapsheet is obtained from the California Department of Justice.

  8. How do I get an application for a concealed weapons permit?

    Applications are available on-line at CCW Application. Read all information thoroughly and complete entire application.

  9. How can I get crime statistics?

    Contact the Records Manager at (805) 781-4645.

  10. Where can I find the disposition of a criminal case?

    Depending on the type of case, this information may be available from the Sheriff's Office's Records Unit if the case was not submitted for prosecution, or you may need to contact one or more of the following:

    Superior Court (805) 781-5670

    District Attorney's Office (805) 781-5800

    Probation Department (805) 781-5300

  11. How can I find out why a deputy was here or in my neighborhood recently?

    The Records Unit may be able to locate that information, or you may need to contact the appropriate patrol station.

  12. How can I check my court appearance date?

    You can contact SLO Superior Court or check their website at www.slocourts.net.

  13. Can I add something or have something changed in my report?

    Supplemental information should be provided to the patrol station or to the deputy who took your report.