A Florida arrest warrant indicates that the state of Florida believes that it has a strong reason to suspect an individual of a recently committed crime. Although not being an indication of guilt, an Okeechobee County arrest warrant means that Okeechobee County has the authority to place you under arrest and ultimately bring you to trial.
Even though arrest warrants are always issued by individual counties, such as Okeechobee County, they are considered adequate statewide. This means that you can be arrested anywhere in Florida if you have an arrest warrant for another county.
There are several different ways that you can find out whether or not you have an active arrest warrant in Okeechobee, some offline and some online. The chief offline method involves either visiting or otherwise getting into contact with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, which can be accomplished at either 504 Northwest 4th Street, in Okeechobee FL 34972.
An online search for arrest warrants for Okeechobee County, FL, uses a Florida DLE resource. Located at http://pas.fdle.state.fl.us/pas/person/displayWantedPersonsSearch.a, this database will list all of the currently wanted people in the state of Florida. Or you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.
Arrest warrants can only be issued and authorized by a judge or a magistrate. For an active warrant to be issued in Okeechobee County, FL, police must demonstrate evidence that implicates a particular suspect, and the judge or magistrate must accept that evidence. Once issued, police must arrest the suspect within 48 hours.
Can you find arrest records and information on Okeechobee County warrants over the phone? (Updated in 2021)
- Access inmate records and other information pertaining to detainees by calling the County Jail at 863- 357-5340
- Learn more about requesting a criminal background check as well as arrest records and a warrant search by contacting the agency at 863-763-3117.
- Get to know more about accessing criminal case records by calling the Clerk of Court at 863-763-2131.
Crime Statistics for Okeechobee County, Florida
The approximately 942 criminal complaints filed with the Sheriff’s Office of Okeechobee County, FL in 2019 were the sum of 780 cases of property crimes and about 160 matters of violent crimes. Of the complaints against property crimes, about 550 were against larceny-theft and around 150 were against burglaries. In the violent crimes category, cases of aggravated assault led with an incident rate of over 110.
At the end of 2010, the total population of Okeechobee County, FL, was 39,816, and the total number of arrests was 2,135, according to statistic reports filed at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FSAC/County-Profiles/okeechobee.aspx by the FDLE.