Police officers can make an arrest when they have probable cause to believe that the person has committed a crime, either a Felony or Misdemeanor. Sometimes cases may take more investigation before an arrest can happen. Depending on the nature of the crime, police officers may also choose to cite and release the person. If the person poses a danger to the community or is intoxicated, an arrest will usually occur. After arrest, the person will be taken to detention to be photographed, fingerprinted, and processed.