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Flathead County Arrest Records

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Flathead County, MT Arrest Records

What are Flathead County Arrest Statistics?

Flathead County had 4,773 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,261.19 per 100.000 population which is by 70.66% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 189 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Carbon and county Cascade it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 4,773Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1,261.19Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 189Violent crime arrests

Flathead County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Flathead is larceny/theft - 775 arrests followed by burglary - 168 and aggravated assault - 162 arrests.

  • 775Larceny/Theft
  • 168Burglary
  • 162Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Flathead County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 91.46% higher.

Flathead County Crime Rate from 2006-2017

Flathead County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of law enforcement agencies and in many forms. In most cases, Flathead county police reports may be found from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can appear in person and request copies as county police records are available to the general public per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. These records may include Flathead county police reports, Flathead county bookings and even mugshots. These records are related to when someone is arrested, booked, and jailed. First, they are questioned, and basic information is taken while officers fills out the report. Then they takes mugshots of the suspect, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bail the fees. Some counties may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to visit in person and may need to have the following information for them to find your file:

  • Date and time of the occurrence
  • The location of the incident
  • Name(s) of those involved
  • Officer’s name and rank
  • Case number

This will help the officer find the documents you need.

Flathead county police records can provide a lot of information about a suspect. A good example of police record might be a traffic accident report. Some records are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can order copies of Flathead county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about forms and the fees.

Flathead County Mugshots

Flathead County mugshots have been used since the 1800s, shortly after the invention of photography. Then in 1888, a French police officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Groups of these mugshots are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify criminals.

Flathead county mugshots are the photographs taken of suspects upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Typically , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Flathead county mugshots are filed with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify criminals guys.

Additionally , when a judge issues an Flathead county arrest warrant for other purposes , and the person does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help find the suspect.

Mugshots are readily available online as they are public records. Information brokers portals offer mugshots with other types of public records such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also contain on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is computerized available and connected, any past incidents will show up as well.

Flathead County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Flathead county, Montana with a total number of 116 employees - 4 female, 53 male officers and 59 civilians. Flathead County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MT0150000, it belongs to the Mountain division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

  • Agency Name: Flathead County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Montana
  • City: Kalispell
  • Type: County
  • Address: 920 South Main Street Suite 100
  • Phone Number: (406)758-5588 
  • Email:

Police Departments in Flathead County

Columbia Falls Police Department130 6th St W A406-892-3234
Kalispell Police Department12 1st Avenue East406-758-7780
Whitefish Police Department275 Flathead Ave406-863-2420

Flathead County, MT Jail and Inmate Records

FLATHEAD County has 99 jails with an average daily population of 959 inmates with a total of 99 jail population. When breaking down the FLATHEAD County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 11% with 11 female and 82 male inmates.

  • 99Jails
  • 99Prisoners
  • 164 %Jail Rate

How Does Flathead County Inmate Search Work?

Flathead County inmate records are public records that anyone can review easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the availability of regarding Flathead county inmate records which provide a lot of useful information about a person.

Flathead County Booking

Flathead county bookings are also helpful when looking for information on whether or not someone has been arrested. When a suspect is arrested, the officer fills out forms and then holds them in a jail , which essentially becomes their Flathead county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, mugshots , physical details, their name, and address, arresting officer , the details of the crime, the location, and any vehicles that were involved. The general public has the right to review a copy of someone’s Flathead county booking records without any type of permission .

Flathead County Jail

  • Agency Name: Flathead County Detention Center
  • State: MT
  • City: Kalispell
  • Type: County
  • Address: 920 South Main Street
  • Phone Number: 406-758-5585
  • Fax: 406-758-5862
  • Email:
  • Website:
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