The police will generally seek an arrest warrant to detain a person in a misdemeanor or felony related matter that calls for an investigation. To put it simply, a suspect cannot be taken into custody unless the police have a warrant against him/her. However, this rule does not apply to an arrest made after a person is found to have illicit items/substances.
The police are authorized to stop and search a person in the streets merely on suspicion and take any individual who has given law enforcement officials reason to believe that he/she will imminently commit a crime shortly. An arrest can also be made in circumstances where a crime is committed in front of a police officer; once again, in this case, a warrant is not required.
Arrest warrants are either active or outstanding, with the former being an arrest order that the magistrate of a criminal court has freshly issued. On the other hand, an outstanding warrant is simply an active arrest order that has not been executed.
To put it simply, an active warrant that is not used for any reason is stored in the national database as an outstanding warrant. To gather information on either of these documents, you will need to connect with the Sheriff’s Office located in Jefferson County.
Their physical address is 200 Jefferson County Pkwy, Golden, Colorado 80401. Y. Another option is to visit the official website of the law enforcement agency. Here you will not only get information on how to find arrest records for an individual, but also you can conduct an inmate search on https://inmatelookup.jeffco.us/. Finally, a fourth option is to fill the form given above for an internet-based warrant search.
How do access arrest records and details on warrants from Jefferson County over the phone? (Valid in 2021)
- To find information about recent arrests, contact Inmate Information of Jefferson Jail at 303-271-5444.
- To access details on active warrants, get in touch with the Warrants Unit at 303-271-6475.
- To check on the progress of a criminal investigation, call the Criminal Investigations Unit at 303-271-5606.
- To obtain basic information or submit a non-emergency complaint, call the following phone number- 303-271-0211.
- To request arrest records, incident reports and accident records, call the Records Division at 303-271-5542.
- To request information on crime-victim’s support, contact the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office at 303-271-6800.
- To learn more about obtaining criminal court records, reach out to the Clerk of Court at 720-772-2500.
Crime Statistics of Jefferson County
From the 3100 cases filed in 2016 in Jefferson County, the crime rate of the area plunged to approximately 2900 cases in 2017. Of these complaints, around 2700 were matters involving property crimes while the remaining 200 plus cases were attributed to violent crimes. In terms of offense type, this what the figures were:
- 2051- theft
- 233-motor vehicle theft
- 13 arson
- 45- rape
- 154- aggravated assault
Jefferson’s crime rates have shown a steady increase over the ten year period from 1999 to 2008. At the beginning of the decade, the crime figures were at a modest approximate of 1000 incidents; however, this figure rose sharply by almost 70% to reach well over 1700 by 2008. If the trend continues, there is a genuine risk of the overall crime rate going right up to 20,000 in the future.
Annual criminal occurrences reported in the county stand at an estimated 16,000, so between 1999 and 2008, roughly 161,000 crimes took place in the area. A deeper analysis revealed that theft-related incidents took up the bulk of this figure at approximately 26,000, while homicide and sexual assault charges were relatively fewer at roughly 70 and 1400, respectively.