DeKalb County is in the Ninth Judicial Circuit for Alabama. The Circuit Court and the District Court are located in the county courthouse at 300 Grand Avenue South West in Fort Payne, AL 35968. Both courts have jurisdiction in criminal cases for DeKalb County and both courts can issue arrest warrants in criminal cases.
To search for arrest records in the circuit court, contact the clerk’s office at 256-845-8525. You may be required to visit the clerk’s office to search for criminal records. The offices hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. You can contact the district court at the same telephone number during the same business hours.
Once an arrest warrant has been issued, it is given to the sheriff’s office for service and execution. To search for active warrants, you can contact the warrants clerk for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 256-845-8561. The sheriff’s office is located at 2801 Jordan Road SW, Fort Payne, AL 35968. The sheriff’s office does not have a most wanted list posted on its website; however, Fort Payne’s Police Office does maintain a most wanted list that is available to the public.
Crime rates for DeKalb, AL
When compared to nine similar counties, DeKalb County ranked eighth for highest crime rates between 1999 and 2008. Crimes rates were consistently lower than 1200 each year; however, during 2007 crime rates within the county jumped to over 1800 for that year. During this 10-year period, theft was the most common crime committed in DeKalb County. Violent crimes accounted for less than eight percent of the total crimes reported during this time.