The handling of all matters pertaining to arrest warrants in Washington County, VA are left to the court services division of the local sheriff's office. This section of the law enforcement agency is responsible for petitioning the court when active warrants are needed in a case. They not only prepare the writ needed for the issue of the warrant but also contact witnesses when testimony is required in pre-warrant hearings.
Once a signed active warrant is issued, it is sent to this very department which forwards it to the detectives and other members of the sheriff's team for execution. Even when a warrant remains un-served, the court services section retains the task of filing the order under the outstanding warrants category.
However, when civilians seek a warrant search or want information pertaining to arrest records, they have to get in touch with the public services section or the records division. To get in touch with the clerk from these sections, you can go to the office of the sheriff at 20281 Rustic Lane, Abingdon, Virginia 24210. While there, do not forget to check out the list of the most wanted of Washington County as well.
Other state divisions that also offer information on arrest records and active warrants in response to a formal request include:
- The office of the magistrate: 20281 Rustic Ln, Abingdon, VA 24210
- The county clerk's department: PO Box 289, Abingdon, Virginia 24210
You will be charged a small fee for printing cost and to find the actual data from state maintained repositories. When requesting such information from judicial offices like the two mentioned above, you can also look at details on civil litigations against the subject.
The police in Washington County, VA have received nearly 1200 crime reports annually over the eight year period from 2001 to 2008. Also, there has been a significant increase of over 70% in the averages of violent and total crime through this interval. If this growth is not controlled in time, the incident figures per annum may very well go to 2000 occurrences.