How to Find Arizona Arrest Warrants
An arrest warrant in the United States of America is generally issued by the courts. It allows the police to arrest the individual and keep him under detention. Like any other state, Arizona arrest warrants are issued in the name of an individual who is believed to have committed some specific crime and there is substantial evidence indicating this. There can be other variants of an arrest warrant. A bench warrant, for example, is a type of arrest warrant that is issued by the court for a person who violates court rules. A bench warrant empowers the police to arrest the individual immediately. An arrest warrant in the state of Arizona can also be an outstanding arrest warrant which means that the warrant has not yet been served as yet.
There may be an arrest warrant issued against you even if you are unaware of it. You can take proper steps to avoid the harassment If you know about it before you are arrested and summoned to the court. You may also want to know about the arrest record of some other person. If you are to employ new people at your office you may want to go through their arrest records.
Maintenance of Arrest Records:
The arrest records are a part of the criminal records maintained in the state of Arizona. As per the statute 41-1750, the Department of Public Safety maintains all records including arrest records. All the criminal justice agencies report all the crimes and arrest reports to the Central State Repository. If you want order for a background check based on this information you can do so by mailing to PO Box 6638, Mail Drop 1200, Phoenix, AZ 85005-6638.
The office of the attorney general of the state of Arizona is located at 1275 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, the phone and fax numbers are (602)542-5025 and (602)542-4085 respectively.
Visit the official website of the Arizona Department of Public Safety for further details. The relevant link is http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Records/Criminal_History_Records/. If you need a report of your own arrest records for pre-employment verifications, you may contact the applicant team at (602) 223-2223.
For arrest records and other information on sex offenders, contact the sex offender’s registry office. The address is Sex Offender Compliance, PO Box 6638/Mail Code 9999 Phoenix, AZ 85005-6638, Phone; (602) 255 0611, Fax: (602) 223 2949
County Arrest Records:
There are fifteen counties in Arizona and you may need specific information pertaining to the arrest records of any of these counties. For this you may contact the sheriff’s office of the respective county. Maricopa County is the fourth largest county in the United States with the county seat at Phoenix. If you need any information regarding arrests in Maricopa County, visit the Maricopa County sheriff’s website http://www.mcso.org/. Here you will get a statistics of the number of people arrested in Arizona for illegal immigration, the number of driving under influence or DUI arrests in the last three weeks and so on.
You may call the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office at (602) 876 1011. In case you feel the need to inform the Sheriff about any criminal or to know about anything, mail your letter to 100 West Washington, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85003.
To email any of the commanders on the Sheriff’s office, type in his email address using the initial letter of his first name followed by his entire last name. An example is given for better understanding J_Doe@mcso.maricopa.gov.
Call the Sheriff and any of the other chiefs and commanders at (602) 876 1801.
You may also search for fugitives by visiting http://www.mcso.org. You just need to type the first name, the last name and the city or zip code and click “search for warrant”. For a quick search you may also just type in the last name and search for any warrant issued against the individual.
Statistics reveal that there are about 70,000 open warrants in the County of Maricopa, Arizona. There are many such people who are not even aware that there are warrants issued against their name. The arrest warrants are for various crimes like sexual offenses, driving under influence, homicide, misdemeanors, drug offenses and other criminal activities. There are about 30,000 fugitives who have arrest warrants for such crimes.