Until 2008, when the State of Kentucky Office of Homeland Security began its e-Warrants Project, there was no centralized system available to law enforcement officers to determine if an individual had outstanding warrants. Even for Magoffin County’s sheriffs, a statewide arrest warrant search on an individual arrested in the jurisdiction was difficult.
Law enforcement now has the tools to do state-wide active warrant searches. According to the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, there are typically around 300,000 outstanding warrants for arrests in the state. However, if you are not in law enforcement, you will not be able to access the e-Warrants database. The log-in page states: “The online services provided by Kentucky’s Office of Homeland Security KYOps e-Warrants are for the exclusive use of authorized personnel. Unauthorized access is prohibited. Usage will be monitored. “
However, you may be able to garner information from the Magoffin County sheriff on arrest warrants. How much information that office will divulge regarding active warrants, arrests, and the most wanted list for Magoffin County is unclear. However, the county sheriff does have a website, http://magoffincounty.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx, which provides contact information and office hours for the sheriff’s department. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM, plus every other Saturday from 9 AM to Noon.
Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 589
Salyersville, KY 41465
Phone – 606-349-2914, or 606-349-5744
Email – magoffinso et yahoo. com
After hours call 606-349-4403 (Magoffin Dispatch)
The Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office also provides an online contact form. The form may be used to ask questions or request information from the sheriff, and nothing indicates that requests for information on warrants are prohibited. Additionally, users may use the form to send in anonymous tips.
Magoffin County does not have a very high crime rate, but there are still several crimes reported each year, and undoubtedly there are also people within the county who have outstanding warrants in their name. On average, a dozen or so crimes are reported to authorities each year. However, violent crimes are rare. From 2004 through 2008, there were only two violent crimes reported in the County. Magoffin County Arrest records associated with those crimes are likely available through the sheriff’s office.