Jail Unit Services


The Jail Unit is located at:

Redondo Beach Police Department
401 Diamond Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Jail Unit Services

Click on the service name in the table below to jump to the information.

 Who is in RBPD Jail?  Going to Court  Juveniles in Custody

 Release from Jail

 Pay to Stay - Court Committal

 County Jail - Other Jails

 Cash Bail

 How long will it take to book?

 Livescan Fingerprinting


 Receiving Money and Property

Bail Felony

 Visit an Inmate

 Recover Inmate Property

Bail Misdemeanors/Infractions


 Court Ordered Booking

 Municipal Code

 Telephone Calls

 Offender Registration

 California Law

 Alcohol Related Arrests   

 V.I.N.E. - Victim Information

 About Us

Personnel and Contact Information

Redondo Beach Police Department Jail Manager: Sharon Rose

Jail Unit Telephone Number

(310) 318-0616

Hours of Operation

The Jail Unit is open twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

In Jail

How may I determine if someone is in custody in the Redondo Beach Jail?

  • You may call the Jail at (310) 318-0616 to determine if an adult inmate is in custody. 
  • The police department will not release information about juveniles that are being detained.

County Jail - Other Jails

How may I determine if someone is in custody in another police department’s jail, if they are not in the Redondo Beach jail?

  • You may attempt to obtain inmate and jail information for persons booked in Los Angeles County law enforcement agencies’ jails.
  • The information is not available until at least two hours after the person is booked in a Los Angeles County jail.

Time to Book

How long does it take to book an inmate?

Each inmate may take up to forty-five minutes to book depending on circumstances.

Why does it take so long to book an inmate?

The time required to book an inmate depends on many factors in the jail facility:

  • The number of adult inmates that have been recently arrested and await booking
  • The frequency and interval of new adult inmates arriving in the jail
  • The number of intoxicated inmates
  • The number of juvenile suspects detained and awaiting booking (subject to a limit of a six hour detention)
  • Telephone calls by the public to the jail for information
  • The cooperation or lack of inmate cooperation in the booking process
  • The number of telephone calls required for each inmate and the length of the calls 
  • The return of fingerprint identification
  • Jail inspections required by law and policy
  • Meal service to inmates
  • Jail visitors

What does the booking process include?

The booking tasks for each inmate may differ based on the type of offense and may include but not be limited to:

  • Investigation of facts and/or field sobriety tests at the location of arrest or jail
  • Transportation from the scene of arrest
  • Safety search and preparation for jail custody
  • Securing of inmate personal property
  • Determination of criminal offense charges
  • Completion of probable cause forms and identifying information
  • Review of arrest circumstances by the Watch Sergeant
  • Completion of medical questionnaires and medical treatment, if necessary
  • Completion of chemical tests for some alcohol-related offenses
  • Inquiry and documentation of comprehensive personal information
  • Fingerprinting and photographing for Los Angeles County booking system
  • Telephone calls provided to the inmate as required by law
  • Miranda advisement if adult and questioned
  • Completion of DMV forms, citations and documents required before placement in cells

Release from Jail

What are the methods to release an adult inmate from custody?

  • The five methods for release from custody are:
  1. Bail: pay the full cash bail amount set for the offense(s) at the Redondo Beach Police Department
  2. Bond: post a bond to pay the bail amount set for the offense(s), usually paying 8% to 10% to a bail agent to post the surety bond for the full amount of bail for you
  3. Promise to Appear in Court: sign a citation with your promise to appear at a future court date for arraignment ("O.R." released on your own recognizance)
  4. No Charges Filed: released pending further investigation or charges will not be filed
  5. Appear in Court: remain in the jail until your appearance in court for arraignment, usually within 24 to 72 hours excluding court holidays.

Juveniles in Custody

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  • What will happen if my minor child is detained at the Redondo Beach Police Department?
  • How may I speak with my minor child by telephone?
  • Should I go to the police station immediately when the police department calls about my minor child?
  • How long will the process take?
  • What will occur if I refuse to take my child from police custody?
  • May I be charged money if my child is brought to the police station or to juvenile hall?
  • Why did the jail staff write me a citation to appear in court with my child?
  • What are the differences between the Informal Juvenile and Traffic Court and the Delinquency Court?

Cash Bail

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  • What is bail (cash bail)?
  • How are bail amounts determined?
  • May the judge reduce or increase bail?
  • What is the procedure to post cash bail at the Redondo Beach Police Department?
  • How may I recover the cash bail money when the case is concluded?
  • How fast may I submit bail or a bail bond?

Bail Bond

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  • What is a "bail bond", and how does it work?
  • Will the Redondo Beach Police Department recommend a bail bond company?
  • Who licenses and regulates bail agents?
  • What should I consider when choosing a bail bond company?
  • What is the Bail Deviation Program?

Telephone Calls

How many telephone calls may an inmate make while in custody?

  • California Penal Code §851.5 establishes the right of an arrested person to make at least three free local telephone calls upon being booked:
    • one call to an attorney
    • one to a bail bond agent, and
    • one to a relative or other personal contact.
  • An arrested person, adults and juveniles, have the right to make three completed local phone calls at no expense.
  • If the arrestee requests to make a phone call to a number outside of the local calling area, he/she will be given the opportunity to make a collect call.
  • If the arrestee is a parent or guardian responsible for a minor child, the arrested person is entitled to make two additional local phone calls to arrange for the care and custody of their minor children.
  • Inmates may also make unlimited collect calls from the telephones located in their jail cell.
  • Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. inmates may request an additional telephone call. This call is in addition to the three completed calls and will be at the discretion of the jailer based on priority responsibilities in the jail.

May I call the jail to speak with an inmate?

  • Inmates may not receive incoming phone calls or messages.
  • In the event of an emergency, please call the jailer at (310) 318-0616. The jailer will determine if notification to the inmate is appropriate.

Visit an Inmate

May I visit an inmate in the Redondo Beach Jail?

Yes, you may visit a person in custody in the Redondo Beach Jail with specific conditions.

When may I visit someone in the Redondo Beach Jail?
  • Visitation times are based on the availability of a jailer to conduct the visits.
  • Visitation times are generally:
    • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Visitors should call the jail at (310) 318-0616 at least one hour or less before coming to the jail. This is for the visitor's convenience to determine that jail activities will not prevent visitations and to schedule an appointment.
  • Visitors with appointments will be considered first in priority to visit.
  • Inmates may have one visit the day after their arrest and one visit every other day thereafter while in custody at the Redondo Beach City Jail.
  • An attorney, physician or member of the clergy may visit at any time.

Who may visit an inmate in the Redondo Beach Jail, and what conditions must be met to visit?

  • Visitors must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Visitors must have government photo identification (driver license, identification card, passport, or other official identification).
  • Visitors are subject to and will be searched (both their person and property).

How many visitors may enter the visiting area at one time?

  • Due to the restricted size of our visitation booth:
    • No more than two adults may visit an inmate at one time in a visit.
    • An adult and two children may attend one visit.

Who may not visit a person in the jail?

  • The jail staff may restrict crime partners and victims of the crime for which the person is incarcerated for security and safety purposes.

What might happen to me if I attempt to bring contraband to an inmate in the jail?

  • Any person who knowingly brings into the jail facility any:
    • alcoholic beverage
    • narcotic or narcotic paraphernalia, or
    • weapon
  • Is guilty of a felony crime that is punishable by imprisonment in State Prison (Penal Code Sections 4573, 4574).

Receiving Money and Property in Custody

May I bring food, clothing, mail, reading material or other personal items for an inmate that is incarcerated in the Redondo Beach jail?

  • The Redondo Beach Police Department will accept clothing, money, and mail for an inmate.
  • These items will be placed in their property while they are in the Redondo Beach jail.
  • This property will be forwarded with them when they go to court or another detention facility.
  • The RBPD does not accept any other items for inmates.
  • The jail provides hygiene products, books, magazines, etc. to inmates.

Recover Inmate Property

Click here to jump to information about how to Recover Inmate Property if it is left in the custody of the Redondo Beach jail including:

  • How may an inmate or an inmate’s designee recover property that was not sent to court or to the Los County jail facilities?
  • How may an inmate request additional storage time if the inmate is in custody longer than 90 days?


What medication may I bring to the Redondo Beach jail for an inmate?
  • You may bring medication to the jail for the inmate’s property, but this medication will not be administered to the inmate in the Redondo Beach jail.
  • The only exception is for the use of an asthma inhaler that is subject to search.
  • The inmate will receive any needed medication at a local hospital while staying in the Redondo Beach jail.
  • The inmate may be transferred to the Los Angeles County jail system, if the inmate requires ongoing medical care or medication that cannot be dispensed repeatedly at the local hospital.

Going to Court

When will an inmate go to court if they remain in custody at the Redondo Beach Police Department?

  • If the inmate does not submit bail or bond and is not released on their own recognizance, they will usually remain in custody at the Redondo Beach jail for 24 to 72 hours after their arrest depending on:
    1. The level of the open charge for the criminal offense committed (felony or misdemeanor)
    2. An arrest for a warrant of any level
    3. The day of the week and time of day that they were arrested (relative to the court being in session)
    4. The inmate’s ability to appear
    5. Mandated furlough days for the courts
  • If the inmate is in custody for a warrant of any level, is arrested on Sunday through Thursday, and remains in custody; he/she will usually go to court on the following day.
  • If the inmate is in custody for a misdemeanor, is arrested on Sunday through Thursday, and remains in custody; he/she will usually go to court on the following day.
  • If the inmate is in custody for a felony, the inmate will usually go to court on the second court day following their arrest. This is contingent on the approval of probable cause to arrest by a judge.
  • If you have questions about an inmate’s status, you may call the Jail Unit at (310) 318-0616.
  • Please call the Jail Unit after 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday for the most current inmate status information.

Where will an inmate appear in court if they are arrested by Redondo Beach police officers?

  • An inmate will usually appear for arraignment in the Southwest District Torrance Superior Court at 825 Maple Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503 if they are arrested by Redondo Beach Police officers in Redondo Beach.
  • There are some instances where an inmate may appear in a different court, if officers arrested them in another city’s jurisdiction or if the case is filed in Los Angeles.

Where will an inmate go after appearing in court?

  • The judge may release the inmate on their own recognizance, and the inmate will be released from the court, usually at 825 Maple Avenue, Torrance CA 90503.
  • The judge may remand the inmate to the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department pending trial.
  • Inmates who remain in custody usually will go to the following locations pending their final housing placement:

Male inmates
Los Angeles County Jail
441 Bauchet Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Female inmates
Century Regional Detention Facility (for women)
11705 South Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262

  • Sheriff Department operators are available 24 hours per day at (213) 473-6080, or you may check for inmate information on the Sheriff Department website at http://app5.lasd.org/iic/.

Alcohol Related Arrests

My friend was arrested for being drunk in public. Why can’t I bail him out of jail immediately?

  • Persons who are in custody and under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and are unable to care for their own safety or the safety of others, are usually held in the facility for a minimum of six hours.
  • They may not be released by citation, bail or bond during this time period.
  • An inmate who shows extreme intoxication, or who remains intoxicated after eight hours, will usually be transferred to a medical facility.

This is the second time that I have been arrested for being drunk in public in the last year. Why wasn't I sent to court?
If you were arrested for intoxication only, no further proceedings were desirable.  You were released pursuant to Penal Code 849(b)(2)
Persons in custody for public intoxication only, do not generally have a court obligation after their release. 
Usually, the Redondo Beach Police Department only sends a person to court after a fourth arrest for public intoxication within the previous twelve month period.

Court Ordered Booking

What is a court ordered booking, and may I go the Redondo Beach Police Department to complete it?

  • The Court may order you to go to the Redondo Beach Police Department to be booked.
  • This requires that you will be temporarily taken into custody, booked and released.  The jail staff will:
    1. Record your personal information
    2. Fingerprint you
    3. Photograph you
  • You must bring the Court Minute Order that orders your booking.
  • You must present government issued photo identification.

"Pay to Stay" Court Committal

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  • What is the Pay to Stay Program?
  • Am I eligible to stay in the Redondo Beach jail for Stay to Pay?
  • How do I arrange to serve my time in the Redondo Beach jail?
  • May I receive telephone calls or personal mail?
  • What does the Pay to Stay program cost?
  • How do I apply, and what documents will I need when I apply?
  • How soon may I begin after I am accepted?
  • How is my jail time calculated?
  • What property may I bring with me?
  • May I have visitors?
  • More

Offender Registration

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  • Who must register for sex, arson and drug offenses in Redondo Beach?
  • Where, how and when may I register, if I live in Redondo Beach?
  • How much does it cost to register?
  • How do I determine where sex registrants are living in Redondo Beach?
  • How do I determine where sex registrants are living in other states?


The Redondo Beach Police Department provides Livescan Fingerprinting services as a convenience to the public. Livescan is the electronic process to take fingerprints, usually for employment background purposes.

Click here to jump to information about Livescan Services provided by the Redondo Beach Police Department including:

  • What are Livescan fingerprinting services?
  • How do I submit my fingerprints to Livescan?
  • What are the fees for Livescan fingerprinting at Redondo Beach PD?
  • What are the hours for Livescan services?
  • What other locations offer Livescan services?

V.I.N.E. - Victim Information and Notification Every day

Click here to jump learn about the V.I.N.E. services provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department including:

  • What is V.I.N.E.?
  • How does V.I.N.E. notify victims about the custody status of an inmate?
  • Which inmates are monitored by the V.I.N.E. service in Los Angeles County?
  • What do I need to register in the V.I.N.E. system?
  • What occurs if my phone is busy or I do not answer when the V.I.N.E. system calls?
  • Does V.I.N.E. guarantee my safety?

Click here to jump directly to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department V.I.N.E. website.