San Luis Obispo County CA Arrest Warrants Search

California Arrest Records and Warrant Search

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An arrest warrant in San Luis Obispo County, California, is a written order signed by a magistrate or judge that allows law enforcement to search for a person and detain or arrest them. The warrant is issued based upon probable cause, which is a judicial ruling that there are reasonable grounds for belief that a person has violated the law. Once the magistrate signs the order, it immediately becomes an active warrant.

If the defendant cannot be initially located, the order becomes an outstanding warrant, stays in force until an arrest is made, bail is paid, or the defendant appears before the court to deal with the charges.

For a warrant search in San Luis Obispo County, CA, contact the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Records & Warrants Department at 805-781-4588. The Sheriff’s Office also has an excellent and well-organized web site at

If you determine that your warrant search should include previous arrest records, you also inquire with the Sheriff’s Office or contact the San Luis Obispo Superior Court by phone at 805-781-5143.

You may wish to use the above search form to examine records available through an online criminal records database.

If you believe that an outstanding warrant has resulted in the defendant being in the custody of San Luis Obispo County, CA, contact the Jail/Custody phone line at 805-781-4600, or search for the individual online at

How do you look up information on recent arrests and active warrants from San Luis Obispo County over the phone? (2021-information)

  • Know about recent arrests by calling the law enforcement office at (805) 781-4600.
  • Learn more about criminal background checks by calling the Records Division on (805) 781-4588 or 805-781-7311.
  • Contact the District Attorney’s Office for Victim’s Assistance at (805) 781-5821.
  • Get in touch with the officer handling your case, by calling the Detectives Unit at (805) 781-4500.
  • Reach the Sheriff’s Department for general inquires and to file a complaint by using their non-emergency phone number- (805) 781-4550.

Crime statistics for San Luis Obispo County, CA

San Luis Obispo was another county in California that showed little improvement in its crime rate between 2018 and 2019. The annual crime average of 2019 stood at approximately 1150 incidents. Of these, more than 960 cases were filed against property crimes and nearly 180 were filed against violent crimes.

In San Luis Obispo County, California, there were over 59,000 crimes reported between 1999 and 2008. This is an average of 5,900 per year, or a report seventeen times each day. Of the total, more than 40,000 were thefts, 700 rapes, and 30 murders. The rate of violent crime rose by 42 percent, while overall reported crime increased by 30 percent.

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