The sheriff's office is among the very few state agencies that offer online warrant searches in St. Francois County, Missouri. While this has made life simpler for people looking for information on arrest warrants issued locally, such an inquiry should not be confused with a background report request.
When you use the online tool from the local law enforcement available at http://www.sfcsd.org/aw.htm, the results of your inquiry will bring back details on all outstanding warrants against your subject. You may even be offered information on all active warrant from St, Francois County. However, if you are also looking for arrest records from prior cases, these will only be furnished when you request a detailed crime history report.
A formal inquiry of this nature is mandatory when you intend to use the information for official purposes. This includes details that are used when hiring an individual or when applying for a job. In both cases, a written report will be required. Such a check for St. Francois County arrest warrants can be sought from one of the three agencies listed below:
- Law enforcement: 1550 Doubet Road, Farmington, Missouri 63640
- Judiciary: 1 N Washington St, Farmington, MO 63640
- County clerk: 1 West Liberty Street Suite 300, Farmington, Missouri 63640
If you are looking into this data for personal reasons, you have two recourses. You can either fill the form given above to use a privately maintained database of arrest records or you can approach the office of the county clerk. This agency keeps the court dockets for the entire judicial system of St. Francois County hence you will be able to find criminal and civil case related facts from this source.
Of the nearly 12,000 criminal complaints filed in St. Francois County, MO from 1999 to 2008, only about 1300 were cases against violent acts of crime. The remaining 88% of the incidents were either related to theft, robbery or other forms of property crimes. Through the time period mentioned above, there was a rise of nearly 40% in the rates of violent and reported crime.