Inmate Record Check

Get All Local Arrest Information

Wake County Detention, NC

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office operates two detention facilities. The Wake Detention Center can be found at 3301 Hammon Road while the other facility is in the John H. Baker, Jr. Public Safety Center which is at 330 S Salisbury Street. The total bed capacity of the two facilities is 1,568. The detention centers have a detainee population that ranges between 1123 to 1580.

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates housed in the two detention centers in Wake County may receive mail from family and friends. All incoming mail must be sent through the US Postal Service. Except for privileged mail, incoming mail is opened and searched for contraband. To send mail to an inmate, please use the following addresses:

John H. Baker Public Safety Center :

Inmate’s Full Name
Public Safety Center
Post Office 2419
Raleigh, NC 27602

Wake County Detention Center :

Inmate’s Full Name
Wake County Detention Center
P.O. BOX 2479
Raleigh, NC 27602-2479

Family and friends can deposit money into an inmate’s account. They can use the public kiosks located in the John H. Baker Jr. Public Safety Center and the Wake County Detention Center. Deposits can also be made in person at both facilities during business hours, from 9am to 4pm. Money orders, certified checks, payroll checks, etc. can also be sent to inmates via mail. Money orders and checks need to be made payable to the inmate using the name that he or she was booked under. No personal checks will be accepted.

Visitation Hours

Inmates housed in the Wake County Detention Center and the John H. Baker, Jr. Public Safety Center are granted the privilege of visitation. Each inmate is allowed one 30-minute visit per week. Only two visitors are allowed at a time. All visits are conducted via video at the Wake County Detention Center. Visiting days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Visiting hours are from 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 4–6:30 p.m. All visits need to be scheduled 24 hours in advance. To schedule a visit, you need to call 919-857-9103 (Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.).

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office maintains an online database of all inmates currently in its custody. The inmates’ records are arranged alphabetically by last name. Each inmate’s record shows his/her photo, complete name, age, race/sex, arrest date, charges, status, and bond.

Inmate Record Check

Get All Local Arrest Information

Wake County Sheriff Information

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is the chief law enforcement agency in the area. It serves the communities within the county. The WCSO is made up of several divisions including Administrative Division, Judicial Services, Patrol, Criminal Investigative Division, and Technical Operations. The head of the WCSO is Sheriff Gerald M. Baker.

Wake County Sheriff’s Office Address:
330 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Wake County Sheriff’s Office Phone Number:

Wake County can be found in the the central region of North Carolina. Its county seat is Raleigh which is also the largest city. Based on the 2021 census, the county has an estimated population of 1,150,204 which makes it the most populous county in the state. The total area is 857 square miles.

2018 Annual Average Violent Crimes: 2,336
Data Source: North Carolina County Health Rankings

Wake County Public Records Information

The Records Division of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for handling all requests for crime reports and incident reports. Requests can be submitted via email at [email protected]. Requests can also be submitted through fax by calling 919-743-7372. You can also send a request via mail along with a $2 money order or check made payable to the Sheriff’s Office. The mailing address is as follows:

Wake County Sheriff Office
Records Division
330 S. Salisbury St.
Suite: 2nd Floor Records S208
Raleigh, NC 27601

Nearby Facilities