Cobb County, Georgia, boasts one of the largest Magistrate Courts in the state. The Magistrate Court is the court that issues arrest warrants for criminal activity in Cobb County. The Warrant Section of the Sheriff’s office is the body that processes and executes them. The Warrant Section receives more than 28,000 active warrants in an average year. The process that is carried out by civilian personnel when the warrant is received is the same for each: first, the arrest warrant is recorded in a database where the suspect is identified, and his or her criminal history is checked, then the suspect’s information is placed on the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. Next, the warrant is forwarded to uniform deputies or, if the suspect is a fugitive, to the Fugitive Section. The warrant deputies gather evidence and seek out information about the suspect. They are the officers who will finally arrest him or her, even if it becomes an outstanding warrant, which is an active warrant that has not been executed after a certain period.
To gather information on a warrant, you can contact the Magistrate Court Warrant Office at 770-528-8900, Monday through Friday, during business hours. The sheriff’s office also posts a list of their Most Wanted suspects, which can be found at http://www.cobbsheriff.org/most-wanted/. They also have a Sex Offender registry, which is located at http://sheriffalerts.com/cap_main.php?office=54232, or you can speak with the Desk Sergeant in the department at 770-499-4633. The Cobb County Superior Court clerk, which handles the criminal trials of those suspects for who arrest warrants are issued, maintains a database of offenders, cases, and trials that can be searched by the defendant’s name, offense type, case number, or pleading type. It is at https://ctsearch.cobbsuperiorcourtclerk.com/. You may also conduct an arrest records check using the search form above.
From 2008 to 2010, just over 57,200 crimes were committed in Cobb County, Georgia. They included car theft, robbery, larceny, assault, burglary, murder, and rape. There was a slight decline in the number of crimes committed between 2008 and 2009, dropping by about 200 crimes. However, there was a very significant drop between 2009 and 2010, of over 1,100 fewer crimes, so that the rate fell to little more than 18,200. This is an encouraging trend for Cobb County.