How to Inquire about Mississippi Arrests and Warrants
It is not simple to obtain information on Mississippi arrests. Generally speaking, only authorized institutions and official bodies (e.g. law enforcement agencies) can conduct a background check using the state's resources. So how can you still obtain criminal history reports on people that matter to you? There are some ways of getting the information as this article explains.
Searching for Mississippi arrest records
To find out if the person you are searching is currently held in one of the state's correctional facilities, you had better use the web-based offender search
managed by the MDOC. It is a user-friendly data bank that allows you to locate an inmate by ID number or name. The results you will get include the inmate's location, term and offenses.
If you are interested in inquiring about former inmates, you should narrow your search to the county level. We suggest contacting the sheriff office or the local jail to obtain an individual's incarceration history. Some sheriffs have electronic inmate locators on their website. For instance, you can find Harrison County arrest records by navigating to the following webpage
Guidelines for a warrant search
Mississippi warrants can be obtained in a similar way – that is, contacting the sheriff office and using their resources for your inquiry. In most cases, you will not be able to find an official online database, and so you will be required to visit them in person. For example, to garner information on DeSoto County warrants, go to the Sheriff's Fugitive Division at 3091 Industrial Dr. W Hernando, MS 38632 (Telephone: 662-469-8524).
Carrying out a criminal record check – using this website's search service
The Criminal Information Center managed by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety stores the state's criminal records; however, unauthorized private people have no access to them. For this reason your best option will be using private sources, some of which are highly accurate and reliable like the search service provided by this website.
By typing a name in the box you have on this page, you will gain access to detailed and updated background reports containing Mississippi arrest records, police records, warrants and court dockets – all that is required to trace a person's criminal history. All searches are 100% anonymous.
How to obtain copies of Mississippi court records
Dockets issued by the court can be searched on a county level by turning to the Clerk of Court. Some of them offer online inquiry tools, such as this one
, which will let you search for Harrison County court records issued by the Chancery, Circuit, County or Justice Court.
Finding out if there are sex offenders in your area
Mississippi sex offenders can be traced using the state's registry
. Users can carry out a geographical or a name based search.