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Bellingham Police Jail Information
505 Grand Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225-4045
The Bellingham Police Jail is located at 505 Grand Avenue in Bellingham, WA and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Bellingham Police Department.This guide will tell you all the information about everything a person needs to know about the Bellingham Police Jail, such as how to find an inmate at the Bellingham Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, how to find your court records, and lots more.
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This guide is designed to give you info that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Bellingham Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them? Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to look up who’s in jail at the Bellingham Police Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bellingham Police Jail Inmate Search has information about people who have been arrested, including custody status, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info on anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Bellingham Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Bellingham Police Jail includes these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
They will let you make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get released. Also, it depends on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.
Bellingham Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the Bellingham Police Jail in advance. This information will be put in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Bellingham Police Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so you should call the official Bellingham Police Jail at 360-778-8800 before you visit an inmate.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
To visit someone at the Bellingham Police Jail you have to have your name on their visitation list.
Be sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones are allowed at Bellingham Police Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. No personal belongings. Anybody probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. Usually is not going to be approved.
If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Bellingham Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bellingham Police Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bellingham Police Jail, use this address:
Bellingham Police Jail
505 Grand Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225-4045
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bellingham Police Jail
505 Grand Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225-4045
The mail policy at the Bellingham Police Jail can change, so double check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Bellingham Police Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Bellingham Police Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are freely available.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes, drug Possession, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to Bellingham Police Jail inmates can change at any time, so be sure to double check the Bellingham Police Jail site when you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bellingham Police Jail
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Bellingham Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 360-778-8800 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Bellingham Police Jail store. Inmates can buy a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will probably want to buy things from the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that the inmate can purchase if they have enough money in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that Bellingham Police Jail inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: 360-778-8800
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at each facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control the prices. The profits off of all inmate phone calls are shared with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Bellingham Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For state prisons and local jails figuring out how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on inmate phone calls. There are some circumstances where we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail or prison has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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