Pinellas County Arrest Records and Warrant Search
There are numerous reasons for doing a Pinellas County warrant search. Here are some few notable examples:
- You have just started dating a new person and you are worried that his / her record is not clean.
- You intend to employ a nanny. You want to be sure you found the right person and your kid is safe.
- You are about to hire a new employee and you are interested in checking his / her background.
How Can You Find Outstanding Warrants in Pinellas County?
Unlike other FL counties, Pinellas County sheriff office does not have an online warrant search option. You can either call them at 727-582-6192 and inquire whether a person that matters to you is wanted by the police or you can physically arrive at their office and look for criminal records in their archive. Be advised, if there is an outstanding warrant carrying your name, you will most likely be detained for questioning. The address of the sheriff office is 10750 Ulmerton Road. Largo, Florida 33778. Their non-emergency phone number is 727-582-6200
And What about an Arrest Search?
For a Pinellas County arrest records search, the sheriff office puts at your disposal an online tool (https://www.pcsoweb.com/whos-in-jail) which will allow you to carry out an inmate search. This database has one notable disadvantage. It covers only inmates that housed Pinellas County jail after 2005. Those arrested before that will not be included in the search results.
You can also file a FOIA request for viewing public arrest records stored by the Sheriff. They have an online portal where you can file such a request (https://pcso.govqa.us/WEBAPP/_rs/(S(1phcsvnnwmjksrw5ewrcyew4))/supporthome.aspx)
How Can You Trace Pinellas County Public Records?
The public records database managed by the Clerk of Courts (https://www.mypinellasclerk.org/Home/View-Records) will enable you to run an online search in order to trace Pinellas County court records and criminal records which cover felony and misdemeanor cases. Bear in mind that these court issued dockets unfold a person's history of convictions. They do not include arrests records if there was no conviction.
Using the State's Databases
If you want your background check to cover the entire state, we recommend the following official web-based databases:
1) The FDLE Criminal History Information on The Internet (https://cchinet.fdle.state.fl.us/search/app/default?2) will show you a person's incarceration history in all of FL counties. You will need to sign up and pay $24.00 (plus $1.00 credit card fee) for each name you will search.
2) The FDLE also operates a free wanted people search which presents Florida warrants. You can access it at http://pas.fdle.state.fl.us/pas/restricted/PAS/person/WantedPersons.jsf.
Using the Background Check Tool on This Website
You also have another option. Using the search form on the top of this page, you will be able to carry out an elaborate criminal history search that includes Pinellas County warrants and arrests records. You will get accurate and updated results in a matter of seconds from the comfort of your private computer or smartphone. All your searches will remain fully confidential and anonymous.
Pinellas County Crime Rates and Statistics
The Annual State Crime Report issued by The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reveals that in the course of 2020, 25,595 people were incarcerated within the county's borders (2,601 arrests per 100,000 people). There were 22,161 offenses (2,252.2 crimes per 100,000) which included 27 murders, 450 rapes, 591 robberies, 2,620 aggrevated assaults, 2,180 burglaries, 14,836 larceny cases and 1,459 motor vehicle thefts.