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How do I obtain a copy of an arrest record, a background check, an event report or a call for service report?

For copies of arrest records, contact BSO’s Records Division. Since the Broward Sheriff’s Office manages all Broward County jail facilities, the agency maintains all arrest records for the county.

For background checks, contact BSO’s Records Division. Background checks include arrest records only and do not include traffic violations or other incidents which did not result in an arrest.

For event (also called incident) reports and accident reports, contact the law enforcement agency to which the report was made. The Broward Sheriff’s Office only maintains reports taken by a BSO deputy, generally in a BSO jurisdiction. Click here for information on obtaining event and accident reports from BSO.

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