When the Glendora Police’s Live Calls for Service web page launched in May, the . Now, the police department has launched its continually updated arrests log to promote further transparency of police operations.
The arrest log, which went live last week, displays all recent arrests made by the .
The live arrest log had been a long-time goal of the police department, although technical logistics had delayed the project. According to Police Chief Rob Castro, the arrest logs pulls information from the LA County Booking system, unlike the Live Calls for Service which is taken directly from the department’s Dispatch Computer System. The department was able to merge both systems so that arrest information can be linked to its dispatch notice.
Previously, public access to arrest information had been through a physical log, which police staff would create manually each day for the public to view at the police department lobby.
According to Castro, the automated system saves police staff time and allows the public easier access to information.
“My desire to develop this was to save staff time through improved efficiency, reduce congestion and wait times in our lobby due to reduced counter staffing, and to improve access to the public on the types of crimes subjects are arrested for in Glendora,” said Castro.