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Jail North

Jail Central

Arrest Processing

Arrest Processing Major Norman H. Goode Jr.
Facility Commander

Captain Jonathan J. Carter
Administrative Captain

801 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

(980) 314-5100

The Arrest Processing Center, which operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, utilizes state of the art electronic fingerprinting and digital Mugshot equipment. Certified, experienced, and accredited Deputy Sheriffs run this facility which is the only one in the state with onsite fingerprint technicians and civilian data entry staff who process the arrest information. This allows the most time efficient response from the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) verifying the real identity of the defendant being charged. They are also responsible for physically storing all Orders for Arrest, Warrants, Domestic Violence, and One Year Orders. After electronically verifying them on the computer they are accessed for service within seconds. Civilian data entry staff then enters, deletes, and audits all these processes, which currently number approximately 58,000.


The Arrest Processing Center is located beside Jail-Central which is a large, eight-story building located at 801 E. 4th St. in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Plaza near Charlotte Center City. It is in the same block with the Historic Mecklenburg County Courthouse. That block is bounded by 4th, Alexander, E. Trade and McDowell streets. The main entrance faces 4th St. the entrance for Police vehicles and Service vehicles is off of McDowell Street.

  1. Take Exit 11A to I-277 (Brookshire Freeway)
  2. Continue on I-277; it will become the John Belk Freeway
  3. Take Exit 2A (NC 16 and 3rd and 4th streets)
  4. Turn left onto 4th St.
  5. After you pass the next stoplight the Arrest Processing Center and Jail Central will be the tall building on your right, 801 E. 4th St.

  1. Take Exit 9A to I-277 (John Belk Freeway)
  2. Take exit 2A (NC 16, 3rd and 4th streets)
  3. Follow signs to 4th St.
  4. Turn left onto 4th St.
  5. After you pass the second stoplight, the Arrest Processing Center and Jail Central will be the tall building on your right, 801 E. 4th St

  1. Take I-77 South
  2. Follow directions for heading south on I-77

There is a parking deck across the street from the Arrest Processing Center at the corner of 4th Street and McDowell St. The entrance for this deck is off 4th Street. There is also a parking deck located on Davidson St. between 3rd and 4th streets. The entrance to the parking deck is off of Davidson. Limited street parking is available on 4th Street.
  1. Take I-77 to Exit 16A, Sunset Road (North of Charlotte)
  2. East on Sunset Road to the second stoplight
  3. Left (north) at second stoplight onto Statesville Road, Highway 21 North
  4. Spector Drive is the first street to left
  5. Arrest Processing is the first facility on right (see modular units in the fenced area)
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Arrest Inquiry Civil Inquiry Inmate Inquiry Warrant Inquiry