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. The court office’s telephone number is 770-749-2130.
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 telephone number is 770-749-2114.
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.
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.