An arrest warrant issued in Broome County, NY, is a state-level order to bring a particular individual before the court so that he/she can be made to answer for the crime that he/she may have committed or may be suspected of committing. At the state and federal level, arrest warrants can only be issued by magistrates of criminal courts.
The request for an arrest warrant is usually presented in front of the court by a prosecutor or a law enforcement official. A warrant can only be issued if backed by an affidavit showing probable cause that the crime has been committed and likely cause that the individual named in the warrant request has committed the felony.
After careful deliberation over the evidence collected by the police in the matter, the judge signs the order, which makes it an active arrest warrant that stays in effect indefinitely and is not removed from the legal and criminal records of the country unless it is served.
Law enforcement agencies are not obligated to provide notice of warrant issuance; in fact, police often do not reveal information about an arrest warrant being out in the name of a person to prevent the suspect from evading arrest. When an arrest is not made under the warrant’s authority for some time, the active warrant is then backlogged as an outstanding warrant.
Information about active and outstanding warrants can be found with the Sheriff’s Department of Broome County, NY. The law enforcement agency can be contacted by visiting their office in person at 155 Lt. Van Winkle Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905. Arrest records are also offered over the phone, and you will find information on how to access these or do a warrant search below. If you are looking for online criminal and arrest records, use the form given above for a nationwide warrant search.
How do you get information on Broome County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2021-Update)
To get general information from the law enforcement agency or to file a non-emergency complaint, call the mainline of the Sheriff’s Office- 607-778-1911. Choose from the options listed below once you reach the agency and your call will be redirected to the relevant division:
- To know about recent arrests, option. 2.
- To find out about accessing police reports, including arrest records and incident/accident reports, option. 4
- To know about the investigation of a criminal case filed by you: option.7
- To inquire about active warrants and to complain about someone who you think has an arrest warrant, use the phone numbers of the Warrants Division – 607-607-778-2933 or 607-778-2923.
- To file a request for criminal records, including arrest records under the FOIL, call 607-778-2166.
- To know more about accessing criminal court records, contact the Court Clerk at 607-778-5800.
Crime Statistics for Broome County, New York
Of the around 5100 crimes reported in Broome County, NY in 2020, the majority at 4500 plus complaints, were against property crimes. This category included approximately 700 instances of burglary and more than 3600 of larceny-theft. In the violent crimes category, of the 660 complaints filed, 450 complaints were filed against aggravated assault and nearly 125 were filed against rape.
The ten years starting in 1999 have been marked by a distinct rise in the rate of crime in Broome County. At the start of the decade, the number of violent crimes reported in the county was below 2000; however, by the end of the ten years, this figure rose sharply to touch almost 3000. There was also a similar increase in the overall crime rate, which was nearly 40%.
On average, an estimated 4200 crimes take place in the area each year, so from 1999 to 2008, a whopping 42,000 crimes were reported, which included almost 3000 incidents of violent felonies. A New Yorker is a victim of a crime every 2 hours in Broome, and most of these incidents occur when the individual is just out of his home or workplace.