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 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 their website, the Knoxville police Department does offer information on cold cases on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KnoxvillePD/.
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 anonymously search for arrest warrants issued in Knox County. 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 http://www.knoxsheriff.org/inmate/index.php.
24 hour arrests list
For details on all arrests made in the last one day, you can check out the list on http://www.knoxsheriff.org/24hrlist/index.php.
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 at https://www.knoxcounty.org/criminalcourt/online_tools/docket_search.php.
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 here- if you do 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: