The Records department of Beaver County Sheriff's Office is located at 2270 South 525 West, Beaver, Utah and is open week days from 9:00 a.m. until 5 p.m., excluding holidays.
With elevated ethics expected of those afforded the trust of sensitive material, the Records division of the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office will actively strive to accurately record, protect, maintain, and distribute the records of the department with a professional and efficient method.
The policies and procedures of the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office for the collection, compilation, storage, and dissemination of official records and information are in compliance with Utah Code Ann. §63A-12. These laws are known as the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) and identify those records that are accessible to the public, those that are confidential, and those that are sensitive. They also provide guidelines and recommendations regarding the handling of said records.
Individual citizens or representatives of the news media are welcome to request information on issues regarding the peace, safety and security of our community. Many questions can be answered informally over the telephone. But if you wish to obtain a copy of an official document, please submit a written request during regular business hours. A fee is charge to cover expenses.
Some records that are generally available to the public include, but are not limited to:
- An adult defendant’s name, age, description, and residency;
- Some arrest information, including the source of charges; and
- Initial incident reports may also be made available as long as the information does not compromise an ongoing investigation or cause undue hardship to the victim.
Not all requests for information can be granted. Generally, this information concerns a person’s civil rights which would include their right to privacy, safety, and their right to a fair trial. In all cases, you should receive a response to your official request within ten working days. The types of reports and/or information that we generally don’t release include, but are not limited to:
- Opinions or other statements as to the character, reputation, or guilt of the accused;
- Prior criminal arrest and/or conviction records of a defendant’s;
- Confessions, alibis, and other defendant statements or even if such statements were made;
- Detailed descriptions of evidence;
- Whether any party submitted to any test, procedures, or examinations, nor the the results thereof;
- Witness identities and statements; and
- Detailed information regarding the victim(s) or his/hers/their family.