Tempe Inmate Search


Tempe Inmate Search is a service that allows the public to search for inmates currently incarcerated in the Tempe City Jail in Arizona. 

There are several ways to search for inmates, including using the Tempe police department’s online database, which is accessible to the public. 

You can also perform a Tempe inmate search through Arizona Public Records, which provides information on inmates in Tempe jail or Arizona State prison, including arrest records, mugshots, and criminal history.

Tempe Inmate Search

Tempe Inmate Search General Information

Jail NameTempe Jail
Jail TypeCity Jail
Address120 East 5th Street #303, Tempe, AZ, 85281
Contact Number480-350-8280, 480-350-8569
Zip/Postal Code85281
CountyMaricopa County

How To Search For Tempe Inmate

For Inmate Search follow the below steps

Tempe Inmate Search
  • Now here you have to enter the Booking Number or First NameLast Name, and Date of Birth
  • Clear the captcha
  • Press search button
  • Now if you enter the details correctly you will be able to see the inmate data

Information Available on the Jail Roster

  • Booking Number
  • Last Name, First Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Release Date
  • Criminal Charges

Mugshots and Police Reports

Getting Police Reports:

  • Online: Check the Tempe Police Department website for a form to request specific reports.
  • In Person: Head to the police station and fill out a request form for the report you want.
  • By Mail: Some departments accept mail-in requests. Include all details like date and location!

Finding Mugshots:

  • Online: Many mugshots are in the “Recent Arrests” section of the police department website, sometimes under “Tempe mugshots.”
  • In Person: You can also ask the public records office for specific mugshots.

Bookings and Releases

When you get arrested in Tempe, you’ll visit the City Jail for “booking.” Here’s what happens:

  • ID Check: They’ll ask for your name, birthday, and other details.
  • Crime Type: They’ll figure out if it’s a small crime (misdemeanor) or a bigger one (felony).
  • Your Stuff: They’ll keep your phone, wallet, and anything else you have safe until you’re released.
  • Fingerprints & Photo: They’ll take your fingerprints and a picture (mugshot).
  • Quick Check-up: A nurse might see how you’re doing to make sure you’re okay.

Getting Out of Tempe Jail:

There are a few ways to leave the jail:

  • Bail/Bond: If a judge sets a price, someone can pay it, and you’re free to go.
  • Judge’s Say: Sometimes, the judge decides you can leave without bail.
  • Done Your Time: If your sentence is short, you’ll be released after it’s over.
  • Moved to Another Jail: You might be sent to a different jail depending on your case.

Sending Money

  • Mail them a money order or check: Just write the inmate’s ID and full name on the back! Send it to Tempe Jail at 120 East 5th Street #303, Tempe, AZ, 85281.
  • Give cash to a visitor: They can deposit it directly for the inmate at the jail office.
  • Important: No matter how you send it, always include the inmate’s ID and full name!

Sending a Package / Mail

  1. Write their name and ID number on the package or envelope. Be sure to include both!
  2. Send it to: Inmate Name, Inmate ID, 120 East 5th Street #303, Tempe, AZ, 85281
  3. Double-check what you can send. Not everything is allowed. Call the jail at 480-350-8280 or 480-350-8569 if you’re unsure.
  4. Packages need special permission. Call the jail first to ask if you can send one.

Phone calls

  • Who can they call? Only people on their approved list.
  • When can they call? Between 7:00 AM and 7:30 PM, but…
  • Rush hour calling: During busy times, calls get shorter to 10 minutes.
  • Who pays? You do! The call cost is on the receiver.


Before you visit:

  • Get on the list: Your friend needs to add you to their visitor list before you can come.
  • Schedule your visit: Book your visit online, by phone, or at the jail itself.

On the day of the visit:

  • Bring your ID: You’ll need a valid government-issued photo ID to get in.
  • Dress appropriately: No revealing clothes, gang symbols, or inappropriate messages.
  • Behave yourself: Don’t cause trouble or you might get kicked out.
  • Leave your stuff at home: Bags, phones, and food aren’t allowed in the visiting area.
  • Bring kids with an adult: Minors need a parent or guardian and possibly extra paperwork.

Tempe Resources

Tempe Police Department (TPD Inmate Search)

120 E 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 350-8311

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office MCSO

550 West Jackson, Phoenix Arizona 85003, United States

Phone:(602) 876-1000

Superior Court (Felony)

In Person – Available

Central Court Building

Address: 201 W. Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ 85003


Justice Court (Misdemeanor, Traffic)

In Person – Available

Downtown Location

Court Address: 620 W. Jackson Phoenix, AZ 85003 

(602) 372-6300

Tempe Municipal Court (Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance)

140 E 5th St Tempe, AZ 85281


Jail- City of Tempe

120 E 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: (480) 350-8569

Location and Contact Details

Official Address

120 East 5th Street #303, Tempe, AZ, 85281

Official Phone Number

480-350-8280, 480-350-8569

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