DeKalb County is in the Ninth Judicial Circuit of 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, you may be required to visit the clerk’s office. You can do so during office hours (8:00 am to 4:00 pm), Monday through Friday.
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 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 maintains a most-wanted list available to the public.
Is it possible to access DeKalb County warrant list and arrest records over the phone? (Current as of 2021)
- Recent arrests-related details: (256) 845-8565.
- Criminal case-related questions: (256) 845-3801.
- Information on Victim/Witness assistance: (256) 845-8550.
- Inquiries pertaining to outstanding warrants: (256) 845-8560.
- Questions about judicial records access: (256) 845-8525.
Crime rates for DeKalb, AL
In 2019, the DeKalb Sheriff’s Department received 737 criminal complaints, compared to 902 in 2018. There were 624 property offenses and 113 crimes against people.
Approximately 320 larceny thefts, 200 burglaries, and 108 motor vehicle thefts were recorded as property offenses. Around 75 aggravated assaults, 35 rapes, and 2 robberies were among the violent offenses handled by the police.
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. During these ten years, 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.