In Kansas, figuring out the best place to start an arrest warrant search varies by jurisdiction, but in Jackson County, a warrant search starts with the Sheriff’s office. The sheriff is located at 210 US 75 HWY, Holton, KS 66436.
Under Kansas statutes, a law enforcement officer may make arrests if they have probable cause to believe the person being arrested has a felony warrant out for them, or they believe the person has committed (or else is in the midst of) committing a crime, they may also, of course, make an arrest. The other way for arrests to happen lawfully is if the officer has arrest warrants in hand for the individuals being taken into custody.
How do you request information on Jackson County warrants and arrests over the phone? (As of 2021)
- Information on recent arrests can be procured by calling 785-364-4121.
- Arrest records and accident reports can be accessed by calling 785-364-2251.
- Details pertaining to outstanding warrants can be sought by calling 785-364-2721.
- Judicial records can be requested by calling 785-364-2191.
- Victim’s services can be sought by calling 785-364-3103.
Crime statistics of Jackson County
The Jackson Sheriff’s Office received 137 criminal complaints in 2019, as opposed to the 162 cases reported in 2018. These included 122 non-person crimes and 15 violent crimes.
The non-person crimes category included 96 larceny-thefts, 17 burglaries, and 9 motor vehicle thefts. The violent crimes category included 12 aggravated assaults, and 3 rapes.
Older crime statistics
In Jackson County, KS, each year, there are more than 260 crimes committed. An average of about 10% of those crimes is considered to be in the category of violent crimes. While there are various law enforcement groups in the county, the Jackson County sheriff handles many matters connected with crime. On their website, https://www.jasoks.org/, the different divisions of the office are detailed. They include the K-9 unit, dispatch, investigations, and the patrol division.
The officers in the patrol division are the uniformed deputies who watch out for criminal activity throughout Jackson County. Their main job is to prevent crimes and to stop it when it is discovered. However, one large part of their duties is to make arrests pursuant to outstanding warrants. It is not uncommon that in the course of their duties, they may arrest an individual in the commission of a crime and then come to find that the individual has an active warrant for their arrest.
Contacting the county sheriff’s office may result in information on the arrest records and outstanding warrants in Jackson county that led to those arrests. There are other options available at both the county and the state levels, but when there is an easy and straightforward way to get answers, that’s the way to go.