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Dover Police Jail Information
150 William Penn Street
Dover, DE 19901-3637
The Dover Police Jail is located at 150 William Penn Street in Dover, DE and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Delaware Capitol Police Department.This page will tell you info about anything you might need to know about the Dover Police Jail, like how to find an inmate at the Dover Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures and booking, how to find Kent County court records, and more.
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This guide is meant to offer advice and information you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others will be welcome.
Dover Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to locate them? Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find them?
In order to search who is in jail at the Dover Police Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Dover Police Jail Inmate Locator has information about individuals who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find info for anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Dover Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Dover Police Jail is made up of these steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
First, you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, address, birthdate and contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID and you will get fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to family, friends, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take between 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be released that morning.
Dover Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the Dover Police Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you call the facility at 302-744-4380 before you try to go to visitation.
|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|
Before you can visit someone at the Dover Police Jail you have to have your name on their visitation list.
Make sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones are allowed at Dover Police Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. No personal belongings. Persons parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. Usually is not approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 is related to the inmate, they must 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 old 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 Dover Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Dover 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.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Dover Police Jail:
Dover Police Jail
150 William Penn Street
Dover, DE 19901-3637
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Dover Police Jail
150 William Penn Street
Dover, DE 19901-3637
The Dover Police Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so be sure to review the official website before 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 Dover 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 Dover 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 might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records online or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Kent County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for DUI, drug crimes, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to Dover Police Jail inmates are always changing, so it would be best to visit the Dover Police Jail website when send funds to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Dover 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 Dover Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 302-744-4380 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 Dover Police Jail store. An inmate can purchase different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Remember that you will probably want to buy things from the commissary daily, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can buy if they have enough money in their commissary 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 Dover Police Jail inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Dover Police Jail phone number is: 302-744-4380
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at each facility that they have a contract with, which means that they get to set the prices. The money these phone service providers make off of all inmate phone calls are split 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 Dover Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: 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 the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails figuring out how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on calling your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we won’t be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail or prison has set their phone rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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