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 case of misdemeanors, the offense has to be quite serious for the police to exercise this level of authority. 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

From 2003 onwards, the police of Tama County, Iowa have done a fabulous job in controlling the crime scenario of the area. 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%. Every year almost 160 criminal incidents occur in the area and about 40% of these are violent.

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