How Can You Access a Database of Sheriff's Department Inmates?


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The database of inmates for a sheriff's department is accessible by visiting the sheriff's office website and using the inmate lookup tool provided on the site. Sheriff's offices and county jail websites typically publish roster information of all the inmates currently in custody in the county jail.

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To access the database of a sheriff's department inmates, locate the correct official website of the sheriff's office. Usacops.com provides a list and links to all the law enforcement agencies in the United States. Click a state on the provided map or choose the name of the state on the Usacops.com home page. Click Sheriff, if available, under the map to find a list of the county sheriff's offices in the state. Click a county to view the sheriff's department address, contact information and a link to the department's official website, if applicable.

Most sheriff's department websites provide a link to the county jails that they manage as well as information about the inmates currently incarcerated in one of the jails in the county. Not all the sheriff's departments publish readily available inmate information on their website. Some require the public to submit request forms or create an account to access the roster list. The inmate lookup tools of most departments also require the user to type in the last name or the ID of the inmate in order to view the inmate information.

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