In Muscogee County, Georgia, arrest warrants are issued by the Municipal Court. Once they have been issued, they are processed by the Administrative Bureau of the county sheriff's office. Both active and outstanding warrants are then executed by the Uniform Patrol Division of the sheriff's office, often working closely with the Criminal Investigations/Felony Apprehension/Intelligence Division. An active warrant is one that has been issued but not yet executed, and an outstanding warrant is an active warrant that hasn't been executed after a certain period of time.
If you wish to check on a warrant, the Muscogee County sheriff's department maintains a free online database that allows you to search for outstanding warrants by name and gender of the alleged offender. It is located at http://ccga1.columbusga.org/SheriffWarrants.nsf/%28Web1%29?OpenForm. The Municipal Court, which issues the warrants, is located on the eighth floor of the tower of the Consolidated Government Center, at 100 10th Street, Columbus, GA, 31901. Their phone number is 706-653-4378. The sheriff's office also posts a list of Most Wanted offenders, located online at http://ccga1.columbusga.org/MCSOFugitive.nsf/Web?OpenPage. Furthermore, the department also lists arrest records for the most recent fourteen days, as well as the names of inmates who are currently incarcerated. To contact the sheriff's office, you can call 706-653-4225, or visit their location at Columbus Consolidated Government, 4th Floor of the Tower, 100 10th Street, Columbus, GA, 31901. The number of the Muscogee County detention facility is 706-653-4258, and they are located at 700 10th Street.
Between 2008 and 2010, there were more than 46,000 crimes committed in Muscogee County, Georgia. They included crimes of murder, rape, assault, larceny, robbery, burglary, and car theft. From 2008 to 2009, the number of crimes committed rose slightly, although both totals remained under 16,000 crimes per year. However, in 2010 the number of crimes committed dropped significantly to just over 14,500. If this trend of decreasing crime rates continues, it will be an encouraging sign for Muscogee County.