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A serious crime in progress or just occurred, such as:
- robbery- burglary- shooting- assault - domestic violence- vehicle theft
A fire, medical or mental health emergency; or a traffic accident that has just occurred.
Please do not call 9-1-1 for non-emergency calls such as:
- a loud party or music- parking violations- barking dogs- road information- minor injuries- time-delayed crime reports - general questions
NOTE: Calls to 9-1-1 for non-emergencies require the dispatcher to divert his or her attention away from real emergencies and may create a delay in responding officers to the scene of a serious crime.
Contact the San Diego County Jail at 619.615.2700 for male prisoners or Las Colinas Detention Center at 619.258.3176 for female prisoners. You may also look up information on the Sheriff's Department website:
You must fill out a request form at La Mesa Police headquarters, 8085 University Avenue. It will take 7-10 days to process your request and the report will be mailed to you. The cost for report copies is 10 cents per page.
The La Mesa Police Department can provide individuals with information on their local criminal history, but this would only include records of incidents which occurred in the City of La Mesa. Individuals wishing to review their entire criminal history record from any jurisdiction in California should contact the Department of Justice or visit the Attorney General's website at http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security.php regarding fingerprinting.
The La Mesa Police Department is a Department of Justice authorized Live Scan site and can assist in obtaining the fingerprints required for a criminal records check.