How to Look Up a Mug Shot Photo in Arizona

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How to Look Up a Mug Shot Photo in Arizona

Arizona offers easy public access to many aspects of legal proceedings and criminal matters. In fact, almost all court cases within the state can be searched online through the Public Access system or through the court websites directly. In Arizona, mug shots are also public record and can be accessed and viewed by anyone interested in doing so.

A “mug shot” is an official headshot of an individual that is used for official and formal purposes, especially for law enforcement records. When a person is arrested, they will typically have their mug shot photo taken at the police station, possibly along with having their fingerprints taken.

Depending on where the mug shot was taken, the photo may be readily available online. In other cases, a request for access to the mug shot must be sent to the police station or sheriff’s department where the individual in question was arrested. Each department or county will have their own process for this.

Agencies that provide mug shots on their websites include:

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Arizona Department of Corrections

Pinal Central News – daily updates of mug shots taken by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office

If you are interested in accessing an individual’s mug shot, or even your own, and it cannot be found online, reach out directly to the arresting agency to make an inquiry.



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