I had hoped to answer that one with a “yes” but I can’t! The police does not shoulder the responsibility of providing criminal court records from Wayne to the public. They will offer arrest records to people who go to their office for the arrest inquiry but if you ask for a formal background check, they will ask you to contact the Clerk of the Superior Court.
That said, the Sheriff’s Office maintains a veritable treasure trove of information in the form of the police blotter. It has the arrest log, the warrants list, information on all arrest warrants issued in both criminal and civil processes and more. Now, a lot of agencies do offer the facility to access police reports online.
Unfortunately, the law enforcement agency of Wayne does no such thing. Yes, I have been able to find arrest records from the sheriff’s website. But, if you are interested in accessing their warrant list or launching a formal criminal check, you will have to necessarily go down to the office of the agency. So, let me tell you about how you can contact the cops and other agencies for arrest records and more.
How do I look for arrest warrants and get access to the arrest log from the Sheriff’s Office of Wayne County?
I have already discussed the information that you can find online and details that have to be sought in person. So, this is what you should do to get your warrant inquiry underway:
- Go to the office of the sheriff: Like I said, if you are looking for data on active warrants, you have no other choice but to show up at the doors of the law enforcement agency, which works out of 207 E Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Even then, there are no guarantees that they will part with these criminal court records easily. The thing about arrest warrants is that they empower the police to make immediate arrests from any place within their jurisdiction.
So, allowing the information on these orders to get to the person who is to be detained is like giving him/her an open invitation to make a run for it; hence the apprehension in offering details pertaining to active warrants.
- You can get access to the arrest records by using the inmate search tool on https://ccsonc.org/reports-center/. Notice, this is a Vinelink and not a service offered exclusively by the Sheriff’s Office of Wayne. So, you will basically get information about all the prisoners in the detention and correctional facilities of the state.
What will I have to do to access criminal court records through Wayne County Judicial Offices?
- The only agency in the judicial network of the area that will accept your request for an offender search is the office of the Clerk of Court. This agency offers background check services with a certified report for $25. You can request this service when at their office or through mail. The agency works out of 224 E. Walnut St., Room 230, Goldsboro, NC 27530
- You can also get access to their database of court docket through the public use terminals placed in the lobby of the office. You won’t have to pay for the warrant inquiry as long as you don’t ask for printed reports and you can get details on as many civil and criminal court cases as you want.