According to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, arrest records are considered public information unless they are sealed by a judge. One of the most common reasons a record may be searched is to investigate... More »

Under the Freedom of Information Act, arrest warrants in the United States are public records and are available to anyone who wishes to access the information, according to This act was passed by Congre... More »

To check the police department's arrest records online, visit a particular city's official website and navigate to the police department's page. Unless there are specific exemptions, most states comply with the open reco... More » Government & Politics Public Records

The Missouri government site has a public record section allowing users to search records such as arrest reports, birth and death certificates, and marriage or divorce records. Visitors of the site can also search a busi... More »

Hillsborough County, Florida public records include court records, arrest inquiries, school records and property records, as of November 2015. Auto accident reports, birth certificates, death certificates and marriage li... More » Government & Politics Public Records

Typically, jail records are available for the public, but many law enforcement agencies require a person to provide basic information about the arrested person or inmate for the records to be available online. Some agenc... More » Government & Politics Public Records

Individuals can search California public records and gain information on obtaining records by visiting the Public Records Search page of the California government website or the State of California Department of Justice ... More » Government & Politics Public Records