Newport Beach Jail Information

Newport Beach, California has long been home to the rich and famous. It is home to luxurious mansions, yachts, restaurants, resorts, shopping malls, and of course, the beach. Over the years it’s been a playground to the stars who in days gone by would take the Red Car trolleys from Tinsel Town (aka Hollywood) to Newport Beach for fun in the sun. However if you are arrested in Newport Beach by the Newport Beach Police Department, you will most likely be taken to the Jail which is located at 870 Santa Barbara Drive at the crossroads between Jamboree Road and Santa Barbara Drive where you will be booked and processed as an inmate in Newport Beach Jail.

Crime can be considered low in Newport Beach due to several factors. One is a strong relationship between the police and the citizens, as well as the local politicians who enact laws to ensure public safety. Things like Neighborhood Watches help keep the population informed and helps to reduce crime in their community. When crime is low, there tend to be less arrests, less arrests mean less jail population and the need for bail or bail bonds.

However, even the rich and famous can have their share of run-ins with the law, sometimes leading to arrest and/or jail time. The Newport Beach Police station is classified as a Type 1 detention facility. This type of local facility typically holds persons for up to 96 hours (excluding holidays) after they are booked by jail deputies. Newport Beach jail has the capacity to hold 27 inmates, both male and female at any given time.

A Type 1 facility may also detain people by court order for their own safekeeping, or those sentenced to a local jail as inmate workers, or possibly house inmate workers sentenced to the Orange County Jail, providing that that type of arrangement is made voluntarily by the inmate himself (the Newport Beach Jail is listed as one of the “Pay To Stay” type of jails), with the caveat that no medical issues are prevalent due to the fact that there are no nurses available to dispense medications. Also stipulated is that any violations by a defendant is grounds for immediate transfer to the Orange County Jail.

Newport Beach does not allow these trustees to leave the premises, unlike some other Pay To Stay type facilities, which will be discussed in future blog posts. Theirs is a program that runs 24/7 where these inmates perform janitorial labor, feed other detainees, and provide menial labor to the on duty officers of Newport Beach Police. Another point to note is that the program doesn’t accept females or defendants with histories of violence, theft, or drug use.

When someone is arrested by the Newport Beach Police, they will be taken to the station, located at 870 Santa Barbara Drive in Newport Beach. Once the booking process is finished, which may take an hour or more, a bail is set by the jailer, who follows a bail schedule set by the Orange County court system. That is where a bail bondsman can help.  Bail Bondsman at Newport Beach Bail Bonds is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to be available when you need them the most.  We can assist you or your loved ones to find the best way to post bail so you don’t need to waste your time getting out of jail.  We know how the judicial system works in Newport Beach and can help guide you the bail bonds rules and regulations.

The Newport Beach police department has a website with a portion called Calls For Service. Its purpose is the serve the citizens of Newport Beach with access to information regarding arrests, crimes, and police activity in the community. It is updated every 10 minutes, and contains information for a seven day period, taken straight from the Police Communications Center. Some information is not posted due to ongoing investigations as well as victim’s privacy concerns, but for the most part, the information provided can keep the local populace informed and involved.

We can usually have a bail posted at Newport Beach Police Department within minutes of the bail being set. Most of the time inmates will remain in the jail until they are bailed out by friends or family, or they are taken to court, where depending on the circumstances of the case, they would be taken after their hearing to the Orange County Jail. There are a few exceptions when dealing with Newport Beach Jail, such as a lack of female officers on duty, which would cause a female inmate to be brought to the OCJ, or, as mentioned above, an inmate’s medical issues necessitating the more equipped county facility.

The advantage of bailing an inmate out of Newport Beach Jail is basically one of time. When you call  Newport Beach Bail Bonds, we can often take your information over the phone, eliminating the need to waste time coming into our office, or just as easily, meet you at the jail itself, where sometimes we’ve had the inmate already set free by the time the family has arrived. In the instances where the inmate hasn’t been held by Newport Beach, and taken to the Orange County Jail, we can still bail the person out, it just takes time to be transferred, booked in, processed, and if bail is posted, a longer release time amounting to 4 to 6 hours.