Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the Sheriff’s Dept of Dare maintains offices across 3 locations, hence has quite a few resources, yet offers very little information on arrest records and warrants list through their website. I would think that such a well-planned law enforcement network would consider offering the criminal court records they hold to the public in the interest of community safety.
I did find the police blotter for each months, but what use is a police report if it does not provide information on suspects and perpetrators? The police log contains details on the criminal case like the type of incident, date of occurrence, victim’s name, etc but that is it. Bet, by now you are wondering how you can get a warrant search done in the area. Let me answer that one for you…
Going to the sheriff’s dept. for arrest records from Dare County is still an option!
Yes, you heard that right! Cops are big on identification when it comes to offering details about outstanding warrants as well as granting access to their arrest log. They get a clean shot at getting to know if you show up personally for the criminal check.
Don’t expect them to fish out the warrant list of the week for you, but you can certainly get a criminal records search underway in the name of your subject. For this, go to any of these locations of the agency and ask to speak with personnel from the administrative division. Remember to take some form of government issued identification along.
- Main office: 962 Marshall C. Collins Dr, Manteo, North Carolina 27954
- Alternate 1: 50347 Highway NC 12, Buxton, NC 27920
- Alternate 2: 2089 Colington Road, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Another way to get arrest records from the law enforcement agency is to visit the detention center at 1044 Driftwood Drive, Manteo, NC 27954. But, I would only recommend this if you are absolutely sure that your guy/gal is still lodged in the facility. You can also connect with the sheriff’s dept. through snail mail or email at P. O. Box 757 Manteo, NC 27954 or [email protected].
Visit them during work hours (8:30 AM to 5 PM) for an inquiry on arrest warrants. If you are looking for the police blotter, this can be found on the sheriff’s website at https://www.darenc.com/departments/sheriff-s-office. Information on unsolved crimes is available at https://darecommunitycrimeline.org.
How do I get the judiciary to help me with a criminal check in Dare, NC?
I would say you work your way into the clerk of court’s office just the way you did with the sheriff’s dept. You can call on the agency at the address above. Yes, once you visit the area, you pretty much have access to all judicial and law enforcement offices. You can also send in your warrant search request through mail at PO Box 1849, Manteo, NC 27954. There are two approaches to getting an offender search done through this agency:
- You can look through their database of court docket by using the public service terminals in the lobby of the clerk’s office. This is a free service.
- You can pay $25 for a certified background check.
In both cases, you will have to provide the name and the date of birth of the person whose arrest records you are trying to access.