Polk County, Missouri Arrest Records and Warrants

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A Polk County, Missouri warrant search can be initiated through the office of the sheriff. The police make the request that eventually leads to the issue of the judicial order against an offender. This does involve a decent amount of work on the part of the court services division. Yet, the police are happy to put in the extra effort because a warrant grants them special powers.

For instance, with an active warrant from Polk County with them, officers can enter any property, whether private or owned by the accused, to detain the person in question. The offender can also be picked up from a public area without any attention paid to the time of such arrests. In other words, the detention can occur during the day or even at night and at any time after the warrant has been issued.

Polk County outstanding warrants are not just limited to the geographical jurisdiction of the tribunal that released them. So, such an order for arrest can be served by a police officer in any part of the country. Because information about local arrest records and warrants is included in the FBI’s central crime database, all law enforcement agents get access to arrest warrants data.

Unfortunately, civilians are not afforded access to this repository, so when in need of getting a warrant search done in Polk County, you will have to rely on local government sources such as:

  • The sheriff’s department: 113 E Jefferson, Bolivar, Missouri 65613
  • The magistrate’s court: 102 E Broadway St, Bolivar, MO 65613
  • The county clerk’s office: 102 East Broadway Room 8, Bolivar, Missouri 65613

Will state agencies provide an arrest report or details about warrants from Polk County over the phone? (Updated-2021)

  • To get information about arrests (last 24 hours), contact the Sheriff’s Office at 417-777-9020.
  • To learn more about how to get criminal court records, contact the Clerk of Court’s Office at 417-326-4912.
  • To get information about victim’s assistance, get in touch with the DA’s Office at 417-326-5756.

Crime Statistics of Polk County

In 2019, the annual crime rate of Polk County increased by 7%. The yearly average went from 390 incidents in 2018 to nearly 360 cases. Of the complaints filed, almost 326 were against property crimes. The violent crime category led to the filing of approximately 34 reports.

Of the nearly 700 criminal incidents that occur in Polk County, MO annually, only about 63 are instances of violent crime, while the majority of the figure is made of complaints against property crimes. In the nine-year interval from 2001 through 2009, overall criminal incidents burgeoned by 40%, while violent crime showed a slower growth rate at 20%.

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