Tama County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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You can find all the information you need in response to your arrest warrant searches in Tama County, IA, through the sheriff’s office. The police get active warrants from the court and use these to effect arrests. However, it would be a grave error to harbor the misconception that custodial detentions can only occur when the cops have been granted a legal order to this effect.

Peace officers do have the authority to detain anybody against whom they have reasonable cause. This means that as long as there is enough evidence in their hand, which points to the fact that the person in question has been involved in a criminal act, he can be taken into custody without an arrest warrant.

This is especially true of felonies; however, in misdemeanors, the offense has to be quite severe for the police to exercise this authority level. To get a Tama County active warrant sanctioned, the police have to go to the court and convince the sitting magistrate that there is sufficient reason to accuse the suspect of the crime.

Because the judiciary and the cops are equally involved in the process of issuing detention orders, you can seek information on Tama County arrest records and outstanding warrants from either agency.

  • The sheriff: 100 N Main, Toledo, Iowa 52342
  • The magistrate: 100 W High St, Toledo, IA 52342
  • The clerk of court: PO Box 82, Toledo, Iowa 52342

Who can assist you with a warrant search and arrests inquiry in Tama County over the phone? (Updated in 2021)     

  • Call the Tama County Jail at 641- 484-3760 for information on arrests and prisoners.
  • Contact the Sheriff’s Office at 641- 484-4111 for information about arrest warrants.
  • Call the Tama County Attorney’s Office at 641-484-3020 for victim’s assistance.
  • Contact the Clerk of Court’s Office at 641-484-3721 for information on submitting a request for a criminal background check.

Crime statistics of Tama County

The Tama Sheriff’s Office got 80 criminal complaints in 2019, compared to 119 in 2018. These comprised 57 property-related offenses and 23 violent offenses.

About 23 larceny thefts, 22 burglaries, and 12 motor vehicle thefts were included in the property offenses category. Around 22 aggravated assaults and 1 rape were included in the violent crimes category.

Older crime statistics


From 2003 onwards, the police of Tama County, Iowa, has done a fabulous job controlling the area’s crime scene. In this period, violent crime rates have plunged by over 85%, and the rates of overall criminal activity have also shown a decrease of nearly 10%. Almost 160 criminal incidents occur in the area every year, and about 40% of these are violent.

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