An arrest can only be made in Kings County, NY after the alleged offender has been served with an arrest warrant. In order to procure an arrest warrant, the sitting judge has to be presented with a sworn affidavit stating the misdemeanors of the person against whom the warrant is being sought. Once the warrant is signed by the judge, it gives police officers the authority to take the person in custody.
An active arrest warrant becomes an outstanding arrest warrant if it is not served. There can be several reasons for this; the person in whose name the Kings County active arrest warrant has been issued may be unaware of it or he/she may be resisting arrest. A police office has the authority to arrest a person on the basis of an outstanding arrest warrant.
An arrest warrant is issued for crimes not committed in front of a law enforcement official and also against people who fail to appear at bail hearings. In order to find out if there is an active arrest warrant in Kings County, NY against a person, the Sheriff’s Departments of Kings County, New York can be contacted in person for information on active and outstanding arrest warrants.
The individual seeking information on arrest records should carry his/her Id along when visiting the office of the Kings County Sheriff's Department located at: 208 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
The Sheriff’s Department can also be contacted through phone or fax; their phone number is 718-802-3545 and their fax number is 718-802-3715. Alternatively, you could fill the form given above to search through an online criminal records database for arrest warrant search.
The rate of violent and property crimes have gone down from about 20,000 to less than 15000 between 1998 to 2008. Yet, a crime takes place every 7 minute in Kings County, NY and more than half of the victims are within one mile of their home or office when the incident occurs.
In the decade ending in 2008, over 730,000 crimes were reported in the county. Of these, an estimated 186,000 were violent in nature, over 2500 were homicides and 4200 were cases of sexual assault. Incidents of theft constituted a major part of the total crime figure at 459,000, including 72,500 carjacking cases.