All arrest warrants from Jefferson County, TX have information about the criminal incidents as well as the perpetrator mentioned on them. The point of this approach is to ensure that the police can easily identify the suspect and decide on whether offenders can be dealt with in the geographical area of arrests or if they need to be sent to the issuing county.
Generally, an active warrant will have details such as the name, contact information and identifying characteristics of the suspect. The original affidavit filed at the time of the pre-warrant hearing is also attached to the order along with a clear order that the accused should be taken into custody. Also, information on outstanding warrants is available to all police officers across the country.
You can find crime history information from the Department of Public Safety in Texas. This agency collects data on arrest records, outstanding warrants, the issue of bench and active warrants, case disposition and prison records from all law enforcement and justice departments across the state. These details are then stored in a central network that can be accessed by all contributing agencies and in response to a warrant search.
The details in this repository are made available to the public for a small fee, in the range of $3 to $10. However, only applicants who have the legislative liberty to access this data are given access to full criminal background reports, others only get limited results usually restricted to information on cases that ended in a guilty verdict.
You can connect with the DOPS through their mailing address at Texas Department of Public Safety, P O Box 4087, 5805 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78752-4422 or their website at https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DpsWebsite/CriminalHistory/. Of these two modes of contact, the latter is more suitable for people who can only seek limited crime data.
The judiciary, on the other hand, offers free access to their court dockets database and this can be used to find information on civil as well as criminal court proceedings. The Administrative Department of the Courts offers an online facility to scour through this repository at http://www.courts.state.tx.us/searchable.asp or you could write to them at:
Office of Court AdministrationTom C. Clark Building205 W. 14th St., Suite 600Austin, TX 78701