Because an arrest warrant is issued through the courts but is directed toward law enforcement officers for service, it is essential to check courts and law enforcement agencies when performing a warrant search. Courts maintain records of warrants issued and cases tried on those warrants. Law enforcement agencies maintain criminal records and lists of outstanding warrants that have yet to be executed. Both are excellent sources for searching arrest records in Washington County.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
The Sheriff’s Office is located at 399 Broadway, Fort Edward, New York 12828. Unfortunately, the office does not maintain an online database for active warrants. You may contact the Records Department Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to inquire about obtaining arrest records.
Washington County Courts
Washington County is located in the fourth judicial district of New York and consists of several different courts. Arrest warrants may be issued by the County Court or any one of the numerous city, town, and village courts within Washington County. You can begin your search for criminal records with the County Court by visiting the office at 383 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828. There you can search the court’s records for criminal cases and arrest warrants issued through this court.
Washington County has several lower courts that may also issue arrest warrants within each specific jurisdiction. To search for outstanding warrants with this city, town, and village courts, you must directly contact each court to inquire about its policies regarding public records.
Can you get any information about Washington County warrants and arrests over the phone? (2021-Update)
- For information on arrests, inmate records, and inmate search, call the Washington County Jail at (518) 746-2476.
- For arrest records, incident and accident reports, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (518) 746-2475.
- For inquiries pertaining to active warrants, call the Administrative Division at (518) 746-2385.
- For information on criminal case record searches, call the Court Clerk at (518) 746-2521.
- For victim’s assistance, call the County State Attorney’s Office at (518) 746-2525.
Washington County crime figures
The Washington Sheriff’s Department dealt with almost 350 criminal complaints in 2020. This was around 8% lower than the annual average of 2019. Of the crimes reported in 2020, over 270 were property offenses and around 80 were crimes against people.
Through the twelve months, 202 larceny thefts, 47 burglaries, and 22 motor vehicle thefts were recorded. Around 30 aggravated assaults, 45 rapes, and 4 robberies were among the reported violent offenses.
Crime rates for Washington County remained low between 2001 and 2008. Compared to ten similar counties, Washington ranked second to the lowest for crime rates during that period. During those eight years, almost 4,400 crimes were reported in Washington County, which averages about one crime every 16 hours for those years. Only eight percent of those crimes were violent. Even though crime rates in Washington County may have remained low compared to other counties, crime increased by approximately 70% from 2001 to 2008.