The police offer Franklin County’s provision, arrest warrant searches through their office and by mail too. Applicants who need the response faster are requested to visit the sheriff’s office in person to launch the inquiry on IA warrants. While there, you will be asked to produce a valid government-issued photo ID.
You will also have to fill a request form giving information about yourself and the subject, such as his/her name, age, gender, and other personal identifiers. The police department offers name-based searches for data on arrest records and active warrants from Franklin County.
Two other agencies that also accept requests for details on outstanding warrants and arrests that have occurred locally are the court of the magistrate and the department of the clerk of court. As far as crime history data goes, you will be told about the number of times the accused has been detained, the charges filed against him, the court ruling in the matter, active warrants to his name, and more.
As far as the ancillary data goes, you can find general information like crime statistics for the county and the state and the most wanted list from the sheriff’s office. The magistrate court will shed light on other legal provisions such as bench warrants and summons, etc.
The court clerk’s department can provide insight into the civil litigations and the criminal cases initiated against the subject. To find these details, you should go to:
- The sheriff: Courthouse, Hampton, Iowa 50441
- The magistrate: 12 1st Ave NW, Hampton, IA 50441
- The clerk of court: PO Box 26, Hampton, Iowa 50441
Franklin County, Iowa, is also one of the safest communities in the state, with annual crime averages seldom going above 60 cases. However, the violent crime index is unusually high at nearly 90% of the total criminal activity. To make matters worse, there has been a spurt of 100% in this crime category.