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Halifax County, NC Warrants and Arrest Records

Should You Be Going To The Sheriff’s Dept For A Warrant Search?

Well, driving down to the law enforcement agency’s office for details on arrest warrants is pretty much your only option since they don’t offer any information at all on their website. I was hoping to find at least a few arrest records on the portal, if not the police blotter or the warrants list.

But the site is all visuals and no info! So, unless you are willing to pay a small fee for the criminal check and avail of the arrest report from a private agency, you certainly not getting your hands on Halifax’s criminal court records online. However, I promised to show you ways in which you can get an arrest log for free. So, here are the answers to your questions on getting a warrant list and doing a criminal check:

How do I access the arrest records held by the police of Halifax County?

Get in touch with these guys either over the phone or by calling on them at their office. The sheriff and his deputies work out of 355 Ferrell Lane Halifax, NC 27839.

But, I don’t want you to march in there and make your way straight to the slammer. So, here is a fair warning. Do not connect with the sheriff’s dept. In any way or form, if you have active warrants in your name unless, of course, you mean to turn yourself in.

The Sheriff’s FB page did not prove of much help either. However, if you live in the area and want to keep yourself in the loop about community events, then you can check it out at

How can I get an arrest report or criminal court records from the judiciary?

When it comes to offering an offender search online, I would say the judiciary is no different from the sheriff’s dept. The Clerk of Court’s office allows you access to their database of court cases. But, this is only on offer when you visit the agency in person.

The other way is to write to them for a certified background check. There is a fee of $25 to access this service. You can, of course, pay for the facility and get the warrant search handled in a few minutes while you wait at the counter.  Their contact information is as follows:

  • To visit, drive down to 357 Ferrell Lane, Halifax, NC 27839
  • To send your request through mail, write to them at PO Box 66, Halifax, NC 27839

Remember only to use the form at for mailed-in requests and send a certified check/money order for $25 along with a self-addressed envelope.

In Halifax County, North Carolina, you can approach three state departments when looking for information on arrest warrants. While most people promptly approach the police when they want to conduct a background check, the state judiciary is also a viable data source.

However, before you go snooping around in your subject’s possible criminal past, it would certainly help to know how and why active warrants from Halifax County are issued. A warrant for arrest is essentially a judicial order addressed to the police, which states that a particular person who has been accused of a crime be brought in to stand trial for his/her actions.

Local law enforcement plays a vital role in the issue of arrest warrants since these detention decrees are only issued when the police department or a state prosecutor files a written complaint in court. The magistrate acts as an impartial judicial officer who deliberates on the information provided in the writ to ascertain enough proof for a reasonable person to conclude that the alleged offender was indeed involved in the nefarious activity being accused of.

So, for a warrant search in Halifax County, your first stop should be the local police department. You need to understand that the law enforcement agency will usually be unwilling to part with data concerning active warrant issues in matters that are still under investigation and in sensitive cases.

However, for outstanding warrant details, you will usually receive a prompt reply. To get in touch with the justice agency’s office, visit Ferrell Lane, Halifax, North Carolina 27839. While there, also take a look at the list of the most wanted criminals of Halifax.

For arrest warrants-related data, you can also reach out to the Halifax County Magistrate at 7 Ferrell Ln, Halifax, NC 27839 or write to the county clerk’s department at PO Box 67, Halifax, North Carolina 27839. This last option will get you information on arrest and bench warrants and court dockets of civil cases.


If you need information on Halifax County recent arrests and warrants, whom should you call? (In 2021)    

  • Call the Halifax County Detention Center at (252) 583-8201 for information on recent arrests.
  • Call the Magistrate at (252) 445-2961 (Enfield), (252) 537-6070 (Roanoke Rapids) or (252) 593-3019 (Halifax) for information about arrest warrants
  • Call the District Attorney at (252) 593-3010 for victim’s assistance
  • Call the Clerk of Court at (252) 593-3000 for judicial records


Crime statistics of Halifax  County

The law enforcement offices of Halifax County reported an annual crime average of 631 incidents in 2018. Of the cases reported, 92 were violent crimes, and all of these were matters pertaining to assault.  Larceny-theft was the subject of almost 210 property crime complaints, while burglaries were the subject of over 295 of them.

There has been a steady deterioration in the crime scenario of Halifax County, NC, over the ten-year period from 1999 to 2008. There has been a marked increase in both the number of violent and property crimes through this interval.

In fact, the former more than doubled to reach an incident rate of almost 400 by the end of the decade compared to the less than 200 complaints filed in 1999. Every year well over 2000 crimes are reported, of which just about 10% are instances of violent criminal activity.


In conclusion, I will stress one more time that you should not go to the police or even the judiciary for a warrant search if you are trying to access the arrest orders in your name. It would be best to get an attorney to help you out with the warrant search or launch your warrant inquiry online through a private agency.

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