Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Warrants online?
Q:Why aren't a list of active warrants available on-line? Other departments have made this information available. Several contacts with SJCPD have not gotten an answer, except for it may be available in the future. At least a thousand new warrants cone down
weekly or monthly and citizen assistance would greatly aid the four county warrant officers in serving the warrants. I am sure the courts would appreciate gerring the cases resolved. There are many people out there who have a lot of information on wanted persons or persons suspected of being wanted...Getting some of these people wanted on warrants (Felony/and Misdemeanor ) would make the citzens safer.

A: I agree entirely. Warrants in St Joseph County are handled by, served, and fugitives generally picked up as a function of the Warrants division of the County Police. I believe the answer mainly is a matter of having the database be made available to other law enforcement agencies in a timely manner. As for making it available to the public, again, that is the decision of the County Police. If a time comes where it can be made available through the internet, we would list them, I am sure. In the meantime, SBPD provides "most wanted" fugitives in the Crime Stoppers ads in the South Bend Tribune.

And in general, if anyone does know where persons with warrants are currently residing, then you may report this at 288-STOP (Crime Stoppers) or to the SJCPD Warrants division at 245-6500
posted by South Bend Police Department @ 10:52 PM  

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