To dream of being arrested represents feelings of being forced to change. A stop is being put to certain habits or behavior. Having to stop bad habits or bad behavior whether you like it or not. Being caught in the act, getting found out, or facing rules that you don’t like. Order is being restored or you are coming to your senses. Enforcement of rules or having to do what is expected of you. Issues with restraint.
Alternatively, being arrested may reflect you sense of injustice or feeling that something isn’t fair. A problem situation may be calming down.
Dreaming of being arrested by police may also reflect feelings about difficult changes you feel forced to make. People experiencing difficulties detoxing from drugs often dream of being arrested by police.