Tempe City Jail Family & Friends Information


Search for an inmate

Tempe City Jail

Tempe City Jail
1855 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85281

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Tempe City Jail, call the jail at 602-876-0322 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Maricopa County.

For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

If you are still having trouble finding an inmate, you can usually find them in the database of any of the inmate service companies linked above.

Click here for Photos and Videos of Tempe City Jail

About the Tempe City Jail

The Tempe City Jail, located in the city of Tempe, in Maricopa County, Arizona is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 500 Bookings, with a daily average of 25 Inmates and a staff of 6.
Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

Correctional officers in Tempe City Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the Tempe City Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Maricopa County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Tempe City Jail also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. 

A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money,
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Arizona State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Tempe City Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Tempe City Jail supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Maricopa County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Tempe City Jail, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Tempe City Jail adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Cities and Towns in Maricopa County

People arrested by police and deputies in the following cities and towns are served by the Maricopa County Jail System:

Apache Junction, Avondale, Buckeye, Carefree, Cave Creek, Chandler, El Mirage, Fountain Hills, Gila Bend, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Guadalupe, Litchfield Park, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale. Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson, Wickenburg, Youngtown 

Tempe City Jail

Arizona Maricopa 25


1855 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85281



Inmate's First and Last Name
1855 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85281


[email protected]


View 1 photo of this facility
Photos of this facility
1 / 1

Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Tempe City Jail in Arizona?
There are 25 inmates in the Tempe City Jail in Arizona. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Tempe City Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Tempe City Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Tempe City Jail in Arizona every year?
In 2021, a total of 500 offenders were booked into the Tempe City Jail in Arizona. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Tempe City Jail.

How many people work at the Tempe City Jail in Arizona?
The Tempe City Jail maintains a staff of approximately 6. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Arizona law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Tempe City Jail in Arizona have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Tempe City Jail in Arizona has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Tempe City Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Tempe City Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 602-876-0322 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Arizona prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Tempe City Jail in Arizona?
The Tempe City Jail address and phone number is: 1855 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85281. Their phone number is 602-876-0322. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Tempe City Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Tempe City Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Tempe City Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Tempe City Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Tempe City Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Tempe City Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Tempe City Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Tempe City Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Tempe City Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Tempe City Jail?
Call 602-876-0322 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Tempe City Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Tempe City Jail.

This facility, known as "Tempe City Jail" is also known as Tempe City Detention Facility, Apache Boulevard Police Substation, Tempe City Jail, Arizona, Maricopa.