Information on arrest records for Coffee County, GA, is scarce online, with few resources for wanting to do a warrant search. Therefore, understanding how arrest warrants are issued in Coffee County will help you know where to look for arrest records.
Like most Georgia counties, the Magistrate Court for Coffee County is charged with issuing arrest warrants upon probable cause. After hearing sworn testimony and reviewing any evidence presented, the Magistrate can issue an arrest warrant and forward that to the Sheriff’s office for the process.
Therefore, contacting the Magistrate Court in person to request arrest records is your first step in searching for arrest warrants in Coffee County. The Magistrate Court is located at 825 Thompson Drive in Douglas, GA.
The Clerk of Court’s office maintains records, including but not limited to, records for criminal hearings in Coffee County. The address for the Clerk of Court is 101 Peterson Avenue South in Douglas.
There is one online resource for search tickets and citations in Coffee County. You enter the driver’s license number to see any outstanding tickets or citations associated with that driver.
The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office has an online database for sex offenders (as most other counties do across the state); however, it does not include active arrest warrants for any other crime. Contacting the Sheriff’s Office to search for active arrest warrants could create problems if you are the one with an arrest warrant or have information about a current fugitive.
How do you get information on Coffee County active warrants and arrests over the phone? (2021- Update)
- Inquiries pertaining to recent arrests: 912-384-4227
- Information on arrests made by Douglas City PD: 912-384-2222
- Questions pertaining to a criminal matter: 912- 260-2313
- Requests for criminal court records: (912) 384-2865 (Superior Court) and (912) 384-1381 (Magistrate Court).
Crime Statistics of Coffee County, GA
In 2019, the Coffee Sheriff’s Office received around 530 criminal complaints, compared to 664 in 2018. There were 460 property offenses and 64 violent crimes among them.
Property offenses included 287 larceny thefts, 120 burglaries, and 53 motor vehicle thefts. In the category of violent crimes, there were nearly 40 aggravated assaults and more than 10 cases of robbery and rape each.
During 1999 and 2008, reported crimes in Coffee County decreased by 9%, with violent crimes reducing by 59%. The highest crime rate during those years occurred in 2003 when crimes reached 2,400 the year. However, just a couple of years later, in 2005 and then again in 2006, crimes in Coffee County were approximately 200 or less.