The Police Ping Arrest Log below is automatically updated every day and includes all the recent data as reported by the listed source.
You can make use of the search field to limit results to single state, city, address, etc. ~ Timestamps are in E.S.T.
Police Ping is developer friendly and offers a Free API --- API key is NOT required.
We do require a small link to our homepage policeping.com where ever you are using the data on your webpages, applications or projects.
To get started, first choose a location above and look for the API url below.
Developer? API Key is not required! Feeds update daily and are available in JSON format
Most major cities provide some type of arrest or jail intake log, however Police Ping is only able to scan open data feeds or searchable files. Not all locations offer this so we recommend you ensure the subject you're looking for resides or visits one or more of the included databases. You can view a complete list of included locations the dropdown menu above or on the Police Ping Homepage
Police Ping arrest logs are updated daily. This does not necessarily mean the source updates this frequently.
If you suspect someone you know and/or love may have been arrested, the best way to find out for sure would be the local Sheriff.
The Sheriff is usually the department in charge of running the local jails.
Once a person is arrested, it can take some time for them to be booked and processed which would include mugshots and fingerprinting.
Once you determine an arrest was made, If you plan to get your friend or family member out, you'll want to find and contact a bondsman as soon as you can. The bondsman will generally guide you through the rest of the process.
While all areas of the USA differ, in general you can expect to pay about 10-15% of the amount set by the judge or magistrate. For example, if the bail is set at $1,000, you would be able to pay the bondsman $100-$150 to get the person out of jail. Many bondsman also charge a fee so be prepared to shell out at least an extra $100 on top of that.
Guests and Free Members are able to search back as far as 1 month. Professional and Premium Members do not have any limits and can search the entire database.
Not all departments offer calls for service logs and the ones the do may not allow open data requests. If your city or county does provide open data calls for service you can make your request in your members area.