Cherokee County, Alabama Arrest Records and Warrants

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Several government offices allow for a warrant search in Cherokee County, Alabama. Among them are the sheriff’s department, the magistrate’s court, and the county clerk’s office. All of these state entities require applicants to file a formal request for such an inquiry. Most of them expect the applicant to show up in person at their offices to get information on active warrants.

So, if you want to find out about an outstanding warrant from Cherokee County issued against somebody you know, you will have to visit one of three agencies listed below:

  • The sheriff’s department: 100 Cedar Bluff Rd, Centre, Alabama 35960
  • The magistrate’s court: 100 Main St, Centre, AL 35960
  • The office of the clerk of court: 260 Leder Buff Suite 107, Centre, Alabama 35960

Which agency you pick should be based on the amount and type of data you need. For instance, if you are looking for generic crime information like a most wanted list, averages of illegal activity for a specific period, and other such details, it would be best to approach the sheriff’s office. You can find this information on the official website of the department at Of course, the law enforcement agency will also be able to provide a complete background report on your subject.

In contrast, if you are looking for legal instruments handed out in a particular criminal case, it would make sense to connect with the sitting magistrate’s office. This department of the judiciary not only issues active warrants in Cherokee County but also keeps the information about such arrest orders and other provisions of the law like bench warrants, summons, and others.

Finally, the county clerk’s department is the official record-keeping agency of the state judiciary. So, they prepare and maintain the court dockets database, a written record of case proceedings. So, the court’s office clerk will also have information about arrest warrants and civil case facts.


Will state agencies provide an arrest report or details about warrants from Cherokee County over the phone? (Updated-2021)

  • 256-927-6435- Call the Cherokee County Detention Facility’s Main Office’s phone number to learn about recent arrests.
  • 256-927-3939- Call the Sheriff’s Office to record a non-emergency complaint.
  • 256-927-3365- Call (victims only) to speak with a detective who is working on your case.
  • 256-927-3938- Call the law enforcement agency for details on outstanding warrants
  • 256-927-3637- Call the Police Records Division to learn how to do a local criminal history check.
  • 256-845-8550- Call the District Attorney’s Office to reach Victim/Witness Services.


Crime statistics of Cherokee County

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office got 360 criminal complaints in 2019, nearly 15% fewer than the 405 complaints received in 2018. The annual average comprised 295 property-related offenses and 65 violent offenses.

About 100 burglaries, 160 larceny thefts, and 34 motor vehicle thefts were included in the property offenses category. Around 55 aggravated assaults, 11 rapes, and 1 robbery were included in the violent crimes category.

Cherokee County, AL, is an area with a low crime rate of only about 200 incidents per annum. The average of violent crime is also low at about 5% of the total criminal incident figures. Yet, there has been a growth of almost 50% in the average of violent crime and reported incidents from 1999 to 2008.

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