An arrest warrant in San Francisco County, California, begins with information presented to the court that would lead a reasonable person to allege that a violation of law has been committed. If a court judge deems the information credible enough, then he will sign a document that becomes an active warrant for the arrest of the subject. This then gives court officers the ability to apprehend the subject and keep him until he can either post bail, or appear before the court and begin the legal process.
If you believe you or someone you know has outstanding warrants in San Francisco County, CA, you may wish to conduct a warrant search. The first advised step is to contact the City and County of San Francisco Sheriff’s Department Central Warrants Bureau at 850 Bryant Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. They may be reached by phone at 415-553-1871, or on the Internet at www.sfsheriff.info.
You may also contact the Superior Court of California County of San Francisco at 850 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Although the Criminal Division web page states that there is no online information available to the public, you may phone the Criminal Division Courtroom Clerk at 415-551-0322 during the hours of 8:30am till 4pm, to acquire further information.
For instruction for obtaining arrest records from the San Francisco Superior Court you are advised to visit them in person at 850 Bryant Street, Room 101, or call the Criminal Operations at 415-551-0651.
As another alternative, you can access online criminal records database using the above search form.
For information on current inmates in the City and County of San Francisco jails, you can view the Sheriff’s Department web page at sfsheriff.info and select the “jail information” section, or phone them directly at 415-553-1430.
San Francisco County, California, reported crimes totaled more than 380,000 from 1999 through 2008. On average, there is a crime in San Francisco County every 12 minutes and about 42,620 crime reports each year. Of the total crimes during this period, nearly 273,000 were thefts, over 1600 rapes, and 700 murders. Although the rate of violent crimes increased by only 3%, the overall rate of reported crime was gradually decreasing.