Arlington Jail Inmate Search

July 2021

Arlington Jail is low security jail which falls under jurisdiction of Arlington, MA. The jail is maintained and operated by officers at Arlington Police department. It is mainly used to temporarily hold new detainees before moving them to nearest county Jail. Usually it houses inmate for short period of time but in some cases it can also house inmates serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates are convicted for misdemeanor offenses like driving under the influence, fighting, assault, minor drug offenses, etc. Arlington Jail provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility and 3 meals daily. Sometimes detainees from nearby municipality or county are also housed in the Jail.

Location

112 Mystic Street
Arlington, Massachusetts 02476

Phone Number

Facility Type

City Jail

Website

arlingtonpd.org

Fax Number

781-316-3919

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. How do I find out if someone is currently detained at Arlington Jail?

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Arlington Jail?

Q. What are the visitation rules of Arlington Jail?

Arlington Jail Visitation Hours

Sunday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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More Information

The Town of Arlington, Massachusetts was founded in 1635. Arlington was one of the towns that Paul Revere rode through to warn the American colonists that the "British were coming." The municipality’s area is 5.5 square miles (14.3 square kilometers). It is rumored that the town is named after the Arlington National Cemetery.

Back in 1853, the Arlington Police Department was formed by appointing John Hartwell as its special police officer. Gambling was one of the primary crimes targeted by the early police officers.

The Arlington Jail was fairly small at this time. In all of 1874, there were only 60 reported arrests. This rose to 116 arrests by 1877. Originally, all vagrants were required to report to the police station.

In 1883, the first police station was located in the old Town Hall basement. A daily record book was first instituted in 1894. In 1933, the Arlington police motorcycles were the first in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to install two-way radios.

The electric car changed how the police officers conducted their jobs. In 1915, the police officers had fixed traffic posts and logged 543 arrests. The police department moved into a new station as of 1927.

In 1975, the Arlington jail was reorganized under the Department of Community Safety and Communications. In 1983, the Arlington Jail moved to its present location. The jail continues to evolve with the times to meet local community needs. In 2000, the Arlington police department was reorganized into three "user-friendly" divisions: Community Services, Support Services and Professional Standards.