Searching for Polk County Warrants and Arrest Records

The sheriff website offers useful contact information that will help you conduct a background check on the residents of Polk County, TX. The following article will show you how to use this and other sources to carry out a warrant search and find arrest records.

Finding Polk County warrants

Contact the Warrant Division at the sheriff office and ask them to check their criminal archives. They will certainly be able to tell you if the person you are inquiring about is wanted by the police. Their working hours are from 8 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon. You can call them by dialing 936-329-9016. You can send your request via email: tbarker@polkcountyso.net. Beyond standard working hours, you can call them at 936-327-6810.

For those who want to expand their inquiry to include all of Texas, this webpage offers an efficient search tool that will provide detailed reports containing a people’s full criminal records. The data are updated constantly to promise maximum accuracy. The search process is confidential.

Initiating an arrest search

The sheriff’s Record Division maintains databases containing Polk County arrest records. To get access the data, searchers must send a formal request via mail to 1733 N. Washington Livingston, Texas 77351. Attn: Records. For further details dial 936-329-9014 or send an email to jharris@polkcountyso.net.

You might find the information you will acquire insufficient. If that is the case, you should refer to two additional online sources:

  • The TDCJ enables the public to undertake a Texas inmate search on their website. They offer an electronic inquiry tool that receives data on a regular basis from all of the state’s correctional facilities.
  • The TxDPS maintains a computerized data bank that displays a person’s criminal history in all of TX counties. However, using it requires opening an account and disclosing some personal information (for example, the searcher’s address). Plus, a fee will be required to see the files.

Searching for court dockets

Polk County court records will tell you if a person has a history of convictions. Finding these records requires some effort on your part filling in and sending by mail a FOIA request to access public records.

The request dealing with misdemeanor cases has to be sent to the county clerk: P. O. Drawer 2119, Livingston, TX 77351.  Requests for felony records should be addressed to the district clerk: 101 West Mill Street, Suite 216, Livingston, TX 77351.

For additional instructions, visit the website of the Texas Attorney General.

Crime data

1,242 offenses were dealt with the county’s law enforcement authorities during 2013. They included 1 murder, 31 rape cases, 19 robberies, 97 assaults, 329 burglaries, 701 larceny incidents and 64 auto thefts. Police detained 310 people.