In Tulare County, California, an arrest warrant is issued after a judge determines that the evidence presented would lead a reasonable person to believe that a crime or breach of the law has occurred. This evidence is termed probable cause. Once the judge signs the document, it becomes an active warrant and allows California police to locate and detain the subject.
If the subject cannot be found or served in a reasonable time frame, the active warrant is then deemed to be an outstanding warrant for arrest. The outstanding warrant remains in force till an arrest is carried out, bail is delivered, or the subject presents itself to court.
For an official warrant search for Tulare County, contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-636-4625 (toll-free at 800-808-0488).
If you want your warrant search to encompass previous arrest records, contact the Superior Court of California, County of Tulare, located in Visalia, CA, by phone at 559-730-5000. You may also access the Superior Court of Tulare County on the Internet at http://www.tularesuperiorcourt.ca.gov/.
You may also choose to use the above search form to look through an online criminal records database for the State of California.
If you believe that an outstanding warrant has resulted in the subject being in custody, you should contact the Tulare County Main Jail Inmates by phone at 559-733-6203.
What information pertaining to Tulare County warrants and arrest records can you find over the phone? (2021-data)
- To find out about recent arrests, dial the phone number of the Main Jail at 559-636-4655 or the Pre-Trial Facility at 559-735-1750.
- To conduct an inmate search, you can call the detention facility in which the inmate is being held. To reach the Men’s Correctional Facility, call 559-735-1650 and to contact the Bob Wiley Detention Facility, call 559-735-1700.
- To seek information about a youngster in trouble with the law, you can contact the Juvenile Crimes Unit at 559-735-1898, but only if you are the victim of the crime or in some way related to the juvenile in question.
- To file a non-emergency complaint, use the non-emergency dispatch line- (559) 802-9400
- To get in touch with a detective who is handling your case (victims only), call the Investigations Division on 559-735-1898
- To learn the procedure for a warrant search and local criminal background check, call the Records Division on 559-802-9538.
- To contact Victim/Witness Services, call the District Attorney’s Office at (559) 636-5471 to contact the Visalia Victim Witness Assistance Division and at (559) 782-9617 to reach the Porterville Branch of the Division.
Crime statistics for Tulare County, CA
The drop in the crime rate of Tulare County between 2018 and 2019 was not significant (around 2%). But because its effects were reflected across both violent and property crime rates, it could be the start of a positive trend in crime control.
In 2019, of the approximately 2300 cases filed with the local police, around 1900 were against property crimes and about 400 were against violent crimes.
Crime reports in Tulare County, California, totaled over 160,000 incidents between 1999 and 2008. Of this total, over 103,000 were thefts, almost 1,000 rapes, and over 250 murders. A crime is reported in Tulare County, CA, every 32 minutes, or around 16,000 each year. During this reporting period, violent crime increased by 35 percent, and the overall rate of reported crime by 43 percent.