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Wayne County Warrants and Arrest Records, Michigan

Wayne County warrants and additional dockets (such as arrest records) needed to check the background of people that are of special interest to you (an employee, your child’s babysitter, etc.) can be found either online or offline as this article shows.

Conducting a warrant search

The sheriff department is your major source of information on criminal activities that took place in your area, including offenders and fugitives. It does not maintain an online database that presents Wayne County warrants, so any investigation has to be carried out in person by visiting their office at 3100 South Henry Ruff Road, Westland, Michigan 48186 (Telephone number for setting an appointment is 313-224-2222)

You also have an option to obtain a criminal incident report from the sheriff’s archives. A request can be submitted online here or be sent via mail to:

The Sheriff’s Court Division
Two Woodward Avenue, Room 1711
Detroit, Michigan 48226
(Phone: 313-224-2260
Fax: 313-224-2433)

How to find Wayne County arrest records

It will be much easier for you to search for Wayne County arrest records, since the information is presented online. The sheriff’s website offers an inquiry tool that enables users to locate a detainee by name, incarceration date or booking number.  Results show demographic details, booking history and charge description.

Tracing offenders in the state

Michigan arrest records can be searched by using the Criminal History Access Tool managed by the state police. This electronic database reveals offenders in all of MI counties that were incarcerated and convicted for crimes punishable by more than 93 days (People detained and not convicted are not shown). This service requires registration and a $10 payment per search.

Visit the state page for more information on how to carry out a background check on a state level.

Accessing Wayne County court records

On the website of the County Clerk, you will find a link to an online case search operated by the Circuit Court. It allows users to look for civil and criminal court records. This tool is very helpful for checking a person’s history of convictions. For further details, contact the Clerk’s Record Division at 313-224-5530.

Locating sex offenders

Michigan sex offender registry is managed by the state police. It enables the public to find felons convicted of sex offenses by their name or (home, work, school) address.