A Step by Step Guide for Carrying out a Tift County Warrant Search
This article will tell you all you need to know in order to perform a Tift County warrant search. You will also be explained how to carry out an arrest search to make sure people around you whom you are supposed to trust do not have a criminal history.
How to inquire about outstanding warrants
To check whether a person you know is wanted by the police, call the Open Record Officer at the sheriff office. Their phone number is 229-388-6021. They might ask you to submit an open record request to view criminal history reports on people that matter to you. This request should be made either verbally by visiting the sheriff office or on mail at address: 500 Morgan Drive PO Box 46, Tifton, Georgia 31793
There are additional two sources you can use for carrying out a Tift County warrant search. The first is the Record Specialist Division of the Tifton Police Department. They process and store all offense reports related to their area of jurisdiction, and so they can tell you if a certain individual is a fugitive from justice. To garner information, you will have to go to their office during work hours. They are located at 527 Commerce Way, Tifton, GA 31794 (phone: 229-382-3132).
The second place is the court as this is where all arrest warrants are signed and released. You will need to pay the Superior Court Clerk a visit (237 2nd St E, Tifton, GA 31794, phone: 229-386-7810) and ask to view copies of criminal court records. Like the sheriff office, this process demands submitting a formal request. It is important to note that under Georgia FOIA Laws, the government is obligated to reveal most of its official documents to public review in reasonable time if asked to do so.
Searching for arrest records
A Tift County warrant search won't tell you if a person has ever spent time behind bars. What you should do is refer to the sheriff's website. There you will find an online jail rooster showing current inmates.
If you want to broaden your search to show not only Tift County arrests but prison records from other GA counties, refer to the online offender search maintained by the state's Department of Corrections. You can trace an inmate by his or her name or ID and case number. Each electronic record presents an inmate's personal details and a mug shot, offense he/she was charged with, case number, conviction county and date, sentence length, max possible release date and, most importantly, the institution where he/she serves time.
Carrying out a statewide background check
There are two databases we strongly recommend for a wider background check that covers the entire state.
1) The Georgia Felon Search operated by the GBI lets you electronically inquire about the criminal history of people that interest you. Each name being search costs $15.00. You have to provide subject's full name and date of birth.
2) By using this website's search tool, you can perform a background check on any person you want. You just need to type a name and you will get a full account of that person's criminal history including Georgia warrants, arrest records, police records, conviction records and court dockets. The data is accurate and up to date. Searchers enjoy full anonymity. Fees are highly affordable.
Useful links for a Tift County warrant search: