I. STOCKTON CITY POLICE ARREST BOOKS **Each Arrest Record Book contains the following
information: arrestee name, date, offense, arresting officer name, list of
property of arrestee
The Stockton Police Department was founded in 1850. During the period represented by
these records, the depart ment was made up of thirteen officers, a captain and a chief.
From 1885 until 1890 the police station was located between Hunter and Market Streets.
Later the department was housed on the first floor of the county courthouse. The city and
San Joaquin County shared a jail on Market Street between Hunter and San Joaquin until a
new jail---later referred to as "Cunningham's Castle" for long-time County Sheriff,
Thomas Cunningham---opened at the corner of San Joaquin and Channel Streets (1893). This
facility was equipped with a basement emergency hospital.
Collection is open for research.