Monthly Archives: December 2009

Police, Fire and Emergency Services Scanners

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The Free Public Records Directory has links to many public records including property, tax, foreclosure, recorded documents, business licenses and inmate records. Along with inmate records, many police and sheriff departments provide other valuable public information including sex offender records,  daily arrest logs, current warrants, and call logs.

Call logs, showing activity of the police, fire or emergency services, have always been popular viewing material. Some counties and towns now have live police, fire and ems scanner feeds available online. Links to such scanners are available on The Free Public Records Directory and new links are being added as they … Read More

Online Access to Virginia Circuit Court Cases

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Virginia provides good access for the public to search circuit court cases online.  Case information that is normally available includes the case number, party names, and filing date. Civil cases show the type of case and criminal cases show the offense date, charge, disposition and defendant’s date of birth. The date of birth is standardly abbreviated for privacy concerns.

Buckingham County had removed itself from the online court case information system as the court clerk had been concerned that potential jurors might use the system to research cases. However, at the request of the public, Buckingham County is now … Read More