Arrest warrants in Georgia are issued through the court system after probable cause has been presented to a judge. There are several offices involved in issuing, serving, and processing arrest warrants with each county. This can make searching for arrest records confusing and a little complicated when those are not available online.
Tift County, GA, does not have an online search available for active warrants or criminal records. Therefore, you must contact each office or court in person to search for arrest records and criminal warrants.
The Clerk of the Superior Court maintains the court records in Tift County. Searching the Clerk’s Office’s criminal records is an excellent place to begin searching for arrest warrants. The office is located at 2nd Street and Tift Avenue in Tifton, GA. You will need to visit the office during regular business hours, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, to search for arrest records.
The Magistrate for Tift County issues arrest warrants; therefore, this office will be an excellent source of information about arrest warrants. The office is located in the Charles Kent Admin Bldg., Room 211, at 225 Tift Avenue, Tifton, GA. You may be able to request copies of arrest records by writing the Magistrate at PO Box 214, Tifton, GA 31793.
The Tift County Sheriff’s Office has a website that lists current inmates and a most-wanted list. The Sheriff’s Office processes arrest warrants; therefore, you may want to contact the office to inquire about outstanding warrants.
How do you get information on Tift County active warrants and arrests over the phone? (2021- Update)
- You can call the Tift County Jail at 229-388-6020 for information on recent arrests.
- You can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 229-388-6021 to obtain information on warrants, arrest records, and police reports.
- You can contact the Public Information Officer of the Sheriff’s Department at 229-388-6031 for all open records requests.
- You can call the District Attorney’s Office for victim’s assistance- 229-386-7900.
- You can contact the Clerk of Court at (229) 386-7810 for judicial records and a case search.
Crime Statistics of Tift County, GA
In 2019, the Tift County Police filed nearly 920 criminal cases, as opposed to the 1600 crimes handled in the previous year. These included 20 crimes against property and 10 crimes against persons.
Of the property crimes, almost 590 were larceny thefts, more than 120 were burglaries, and nearly 50 were motor vehicle thefts. Of the violent crimes reported, over 125 were aggravated assaults, 15 were rapes and 21 were robberies.
When compared to the crime rates of counties similar to it, Tift County’s crime rate is higher. From 1999 through 2008, approximately 16,580 crimes were committed in Tift County – – about one every 4 hours.