The LAPD shows their recent arrests online, a booking log on their site
You can begin with crime mapping and follow the story on the local periodicals published online.
Arrest reports are generally issued by the arresting police department, and its requests can be submitted to the department directly.
The police department in LA does provide clearance letters, but only for foreign travel and adoption. The California Department of Justice issues clearance letters or letters of good conduct for immigration purposes. Most other states do provide clearance letters for employment reasons. The FBI conducts checks for certain employer categories in California.
Juvenile records do not go away on their own. Once you reach the age of eighteen, you are eligible to seal your juvenile records. Five years after that they will be destroyed. You can do this by filling out a court form and filing it with the juvenile court where the conviction was.
The police department keeps arrest logs which some will put online for public view. In this instance, the LAPD provides a link to crime maps through their website which shows crimes and arrests, responses to calls and more. Other areas are also covered. You can see the case number, date and time of the crime, location, description and arresting department.
The LAPD offers several types of crime reports to the public with restrictions. Some require court orders or subpoenas and some just a request form. When looking for arrest summaries for yourself, you can request to obtain a list of dates, charges and dispositions. This can be applied for in person or by mail. If you're looking for misdemeanor DUI arrests, you can go to the LA superior court and for felony DUI records, the request can be made directly to the records and identification division of the LAPD. Arrest reports are different and in most cases require court order or subpoena. Copies of crime reports can be obtained from the department by mailing the request to its records and identification division. Other reports that can be ordered are traffic reports, detention date information and more. Each type of record has its own guidelines. These may not be the only method in which to request data and does not cover any arrests or crimes outside their jurisdiction.
The LA county sheriffs department offers a free online search of their detainees. You can see the arrest date, time, the agency that arrested the individual, bail amount, housing location, court, release and case information. Case data link will show court address, fine amount, court date, disposition, sentence and date.
Many businesses along with the general public are not aware of methods in which to obtain a criminal history report and its restrictions. When required by an employer for screening of applicants, certifications, professional licensing, clearances when applying for immigration or temporary visas and adoptions abroad, the California Department of Justice offers automated services to access criminal history background checks. Fingerprints can be scanned digitally and submitted electronically. This allows for a quick response time of 72 hours after submissions. The fingerprinting process must be performed by a certified roller or law enforcement personnel.