Just about any arrest warrant search in any county, including Monroe County in Kentucky, may start and (hopefully) end with the county sheriff’s department. From 2005 through 2008, Monroe County had 141 reported crimes or about thirty-five per year. Less than 10% of the reported crimes are considered to be violent crimes. Nonetheless, there will likely always be outstanding warrants in Monroe County as there are in most other jurisdictions in Kentucky.
Law enforcement officers make arrests, often pursuant to criminal investigations, which lead to the issuance of arrest warrants. Sometimes, an arrest is made based upon things that occur in a law enforcement officer’s presence. However, officers are not present during the commission of all crimes. Thus they must sometimes serve and execute active warrants for arrests of individuals believed to be responsible for crimes in Monroe County.
When law enforcement officers, such as the sheriff of Monroe County, have valid warrants, they may apprehend individuals named in those warrants and have certain powers in specific situations for finding the individuals. Additionally, if another law enforcement agency outside Monroe County, KY, takes into custody an individual who has an active warrant from Monroe County, the other jurisdiction’s law enforcement agencies may take the person into custody pursuant to that warrant.
The Monroe County Sheriff handles numerous matters, both of a civil and criminal nature. Most county sheriffs have a pretty good handle on what is happening in their jurisdiction and may point researchers in the right direction even if their office cannot provide the needed information, whether it be on active warrants, arrest records, or most-wanted lists. The Monroe County sheriff has an office at 200 North Main Street, Suite E, Tompkinsville, KY 42167. The office telephone number is (270) 487-6622, and the fax number is (270) 487-6516. Additionally, the sheriff may be contacted via email at gee et monroecountykysheriff. com
Often, online information is the fastest track for answers about arrest warrants and arrest records. Monroe County has an online list of the elected officials at http://monroecounty.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx, including the county sheriff.