There are several sources available for searching arrest records in Polk County, GA. First is the place where arrest warrants are issued – – the Polk County Magistrate’s Court. The Magistrate Court is responsible for issuing all arrest warrants and search warrants for Polk County. The court does not have an online resource for searching active warrants; therefore, you must contact the court in person. The Magistrate Court is located in Courthouse #2 at 102 Prior Street, Suite 203 in Cedartown, GA.
Information about criminal cases in Polk County can be found in the Clerk of Court’s Office for Superior Court. The Clerk of Court maintains the court records for criminal cases heard before the court. The Clerk’s Office is located in Courthouse No. 1 at 100 Prior Street in Cedartown, GA.
The best place to look for updated information on arrest records is the Sheriff’s Office because it is an official source. You can find the Polk County Sheriff’s Office website at http://www.polksheriff.org/Pages/default.aspx. Because the Sheriff’s Office serves active warrants, they will also have a list of all outstanding warrants for Polk County in their office.
Is it possible to get information on Polk County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2021-Update)
- To find out about recent arrests, contact the Polk County Police Department at (770) 748-7331.
- To find information about arrest warrants, call (770) 749-2187.
- To get access to prisoner records, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (770) 749-2900.
- To avail victim/witness services, call (770) 749-2106.
- To get information on obtaining access to criminal court records, contact the Clerk’s Office at (770) 749-2114.
Crime Statistics of Polk County, GA
Almost 600, of the 900 criminal complaints filed in Polk County in 2019, were against larceny-theft. However, in 2018, more than 900 complaints were filed against larceny thefts alone, with the annual crime average reaching well above the 1500 case mark.
The number of burglaries reported also dipped from 360 cases in 2018 to almost 240 in 2019. Ditto for aggravated assault cases, which went from an annual average of 115 to around 70 cases in 2019
Between 2001 and 2008, Polk County saw a significant increase in crime rates. Overall, crime rose by 82%, while violent crimes increased by 78%. In 2001, reported crimes for Polk County were about 300 for the year; however, by 2008, that number increased to over 1,400 crimes.