Knox County Warrant Search, Tennessee – Us Warrants

Knox County Warrant Search, Tennessee

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People have a range of reasons for launching a warrant search. As a private investigator, what I can tell you is that I have come across numerous instances when past arrest records have helped to protect the personal and professional interests of my clients and others.

After nearly two decades of working with different law enforcement agencies, I firmly believe that information is the key to staying one step ahead of criminal elements. So, here is a look at how you can conduct a search for Knox County’s active warrants and arrest records.

How do I find arrest warrants from Knox County?

Unfortunately, details on active warrants are neither offered by local law enforcement nor the judiciary. This basically leaves you with one direct and one round-about approach to get this information:

The most wanted list

Although the Knox County Sheriff’s Office does not post a most wanted list on its website, the Knoxville Police Department does offer information on cold cases on its Facebook page here.

The warrant search facility on this site

Scroll up to the top of this page and you will find a form that allows you to search for arrest warrants issued in Knox County anonymously. You will only need the first and the last name of your subject to avail this information.

Can I access arrest records for Knox County?

You can get information on warrants for arrest that have already been served from the sheriff’s department. There are three online options to find out about arrests:

Jail inmate search

You will find a tool to locate inmates currently being held in Knox County jails at here.

24-hour arrests list

For details on all arrests made on the last day, you can check out the list here.

The Clerk of Court

Finally, you can also get details on criminal cases from the court dockets database. As long as you know the name of the defendant or in some cases the victim, you can get access to information on ongoing criminal trials by using the tool here.

Who do I have to approach for a criminal background check?

Once again, you have two options to access personal crime history information. I want to clarify one thing: if you have an active warrant in your name and you approach the police or the judiciary, you will be detained on the spot. That said, if you need to get the background check done for employment or licensing purposes, this is what you can do:

  • Contact the Office of the Court Clerk of Knox County either through mail at  [email protected] or by calling the agency at 865-215-2375. You pay $15 for three background searches involving different search criteria.
  • To get this information from the Office of the Sheriff, fill out the form here, have it notarized, and mail it to the law enforcement agency at KCSO Support Services City/County Building, 400 W. Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Once again, you will have to pay $15 for the inquiry.