Police and Arrest


In addition to protecting and serving the community by using resources to prevent crime, the police (and Sheriff) investigate crimes and arrest individuals who are suspected of committing crimes.

Lawful Arrest

The criminal justice process typically begins when a person is taken into police custody. An arrest may occur either at the scene of a crime or later after an investigation has developed probable cause to believe a specific person committed a particular crime. Arrests are lawful when the police officers (or Sheriff’s deputies) have probable cause to believe that the person being arrested has committed a particular offense.