Central Information Bureau
The Central Information Bureau, located in the Sheriff's Main Office is comprised of 3 units (Records Unit, Property Evidence Unit, and Main Office Reception).
The Records Unit is responsible for:
- Managing the release of crime reports and call-for-service information to the public, other law enforcement, and governmental agencies.
- Maintaining detention files for all persons released from custody from the Sonoma County Jail.
- Managing the Central Warrant System which contains all criminal warrants issued in Sonoma County.
- Providing information on all of the above to law enforcement personnel and the public.
Business hours are Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding holidays. Call (707) 565-2204 for information on how to obtain a copy of a report and report fees or use the link below.
The Property/Evidence Unit receives, catalogs, safely stores, and maintains the integrity of evidence, found property, and property held for safekeeping. The Unit also has the legal obligation to restore evidence/property to rightful owners or facilitate the legal disposition of evidence/property in the Sheriff’s Office possession.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding holidays. Property is released by appointment only. Call (707) 565-3119 for more information.
The Reception Desk, located in the Sheriff's Main Office lobby, is responsible for:
- Screening incoming phone calls and assisting all visitors to the Sheriff’s Office
- Writing crime reports
- Releasing vehicles
- Providing general information to all visitors and callers
The lobby is open Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. excluding holidays. Call (707) 565-2511 for more information.
Uniform Crime Reporting
Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) is the voluntary submission of crime statistics to the State and US Departments of Justice for the purpose of depicting the crime problems in America. This program provides a nationwide view of crime based on the submission of statistics by law enforcement throughout the country. Crime data is collected on a monthly basis on known offenses and persons arrested. The required offenses to be reported are the nine Part I crimes (Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Motor Vehicle Theft and Arson). Also reported monthly are Part II crimes which are offenses that encompass all other reportable crime classifications outside those defined as Part I crimes. All of these crimes are reported by a hierarchy rule, described here.