In Henry County, Georgia, the Magistrate Court issues criminal arrest warrants. It is possible for both citizens and law enforcement officers to request that the Magistrate Court judge issue a warrant. The Warrant Unit in the Field Operations Division of the sheriff's office executes active and outstanding warrants, once they have been issued. Active warrants are those that have been issued but not yet executed, while outstanding warrants are active warrants that have not been executed after a certain period of time. The work of the Warrant Unit has resulted in more than 5,000 arrests occurring each year. The unit also assigns deputies to work on the US Marshals' Regional Task Force, which helps investigate the most severe felony arrest warrants in Henry County.
If you wish to check on the status of an active or outstanding warrant, call the sheriff's department Warrant Unit at 770-288-7103. You may also contact the Magistrate Court at 770-288-7700 during business hours to begin the process of requesting that an arrest warrant is issued. The sheriff's department provides online arrest records and inmate information as well. You can simply put in the name of the individual to see whether he or she is currently incarcerated. This database is located at http://www.henrycountysheriff.net/InmateInformation/tabid/122/Default.aspx. Furthermore, the Henry County Police Department has created an interactive crime map online, in order to provide the people of Henry County with information about crime and sex offenders within Stockbridge, the city where the police department is centered, and other parts of Henry County. It is accessible from http://www.co.henry.ga.us/, but bear in the mind that the system will require you to download a Microsoft application in order to view the map.
Between the years of 2008 and 2010, almost 18,000 crimes occurred in Henry County, Georgia. They included crimes of assault, rape, murder, larceny, robbery, burglary, and vehicle theft. The highest number of crimes was committed in 2008, with a total of over 6,000. In 2009 that number dropped significantly, to just over 5,700 crimes. However, in 2010 the number of crimes rose again, although the increase was slight. It reached just under 6,000 crimes. If this increase continues, it will not be an encouraging sign for Henry County in years to come.