The sheriff’s department of Oklahoma County, OK, has to follow a legally prescribed procedure which entails the submission of a writ in court for the procurement of an active arrest warrant. Because the complaint is made in writing and the arrest order thus issued is also a printed document, it is almost immediately made a part of judicial and criminal databases on release.
So, if you are keen on a warrant search, you should have no problem finding out if such an arrest order was ever issued against the subject of your inquiry. However, you will need to approach the sheriff’s office to get your hands on the details. Drive down to the precinct at 201 North Shartel Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73102, United States, to file a formal request for information on outstanding warrants. You can also call in advance on 405-713-1000 to understand the process that will give you access to arrest records.
Unlike some other counties, Oklahoma offers an online warrant search service on the sheriff’s official website at https://docs.oklahomacounty.org/sheriff/warrantsearch/. Another facility is provided on the most wanted page, which offers the names and mug shots of the county’s high-risk criminal. This can be found at https://sheriff.oklahomacounty.org/199/Most-Wanted.
All records about the release of arrest warrants and the verdict in such matters are also maintained by the county clerk’s office in the court dockets. The clerk of court can be contacted at the Oklahoma County Office Building/Courthouse Annex, southeast corner of Robert S. Kerr and Hudson, during business hours from Monday to Friday.
You can also get in touch with the magistrate’s office for this information, which is located in the vicinity of the county clerk’s office. Call on them at Oklahoma County District Court320 Robert S. Kerr, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102You can speak to them over the phone by dialing 405-713-1722. Still, neither justice agency will be forthcoming with criminal information on the phone.
At the time of writing this article, almost 46,000 criminal incident reports were being filed in Oklahoma County, OK, every year. Of these, almost 10% were violent in nature and included such felonies as rape with nearly 3800 complaints and homicide with just about 500 cases.