Arrest Records

Records that document the date and time of arrest, arrestees name, address and personal information, location of arrest, and for what they are arrested.


Public Safety


Police Department

Retention Period

Retain for three years after court appearance then dispose of.


Georgia Secretary of State, Records Retention Schedule, Local Government, Public Safety, February 2008.

Disposition Instructions

Confidential destruction is required. Paper must be shredded, pulped, or incinerated; electronic records must be overwritten or the storage media physically destroyed. Deletion of information in computer files or on electronic storage media is not sufficient.

Last Updated: December 31, 2008