Over the past few years, the numbers of people moving into cities have increased. For the first time in history, there are more people living in cities than out of cities, creating a melting pot of culture within the high rise towers of the metropolis. Jobs and other needs have forced this change. This great concentration of people within relatively limited acres of land had created communities that are as diverse as the world itself. Within these communities, people live, grow up, and meet other people. At the same time, however, it could not be denied that there are those bad elements who take advantage of the close proximity of people for their own nefarious purposes. It is possible that while our children are playing outside on our front porches, our neighbor is planning on taking them, and while we entertain guests in our homes, some of them are researching ways and means of breaking into our houses while we sleep. It is not possible to completely remove such fears, but how could we minimize such fears? This is where Georgia Arrest Records come in.
Arrest records are those collections of records that are collected, kept, and maintained by competent authorities. The collection is mandated by law, but is also done because of other practical purposes, such as to provide everyday people with background information of the people to whom the records refer to. They also provide a means to ensure that the constitutional rights of the people to whom they refer to are protected and respected.
In Clayton County, Georgia, the agency at the frontline of law enforcement is the Sheriff’s Office. Under their mandate, the sheriff and his deputies are often called out not only to enforce arrests but also to serve warrants and to follow up on investigations. It is not surprising that they have the most complete and up-to-date records of arrest records in the county.
In pursuit of their mandate and in accordance with practicality and for the safety and security of the mind of the people of Clayton County, the sheriff office operates and maintains a map of the county that shows within a specified radius of a specified address the known address of offenders. This system is then connected to their online records of offenders. It must be remembered that under Georgia law, electronic copies of arrest records may be obtained even if the consent of the person to whom the records are referring to had not been obtained.
The other agency that keeps arrest records is the Office of the County Clerk. The office maintains a record of all arrest warrants issued within the county as well as further records regarding what happened after the warrant had been served. To obtain a copy from the county clerk, one has to make a personal request. It must be noted that given the volume of records that must be checked, such a search may take time, and may require the searcher to return some other day. Once the search is completed, however, a copy of the arrest records may be obtained by informing the records clerk and after paying the requisite copying fee.
Perhaps the more efficient method of obtaining arrest records, however, would be to use online resources. The World Wide Web plays host to a number of specialized online search databases. These databases are easy to find and almost always free to use. In addition, because they are online resources, their results are as instantaneous as possible and they typically provide more information than the typical arrest records. Such resources may also provide other information that the searcher may find useful, and because it is an online search, typically, the searcher need not even leave the comforts of their own homes.
Clayton County Arrest Log
The Clayton County Sheriff Office operates offender maps, to obtain information from the maps, follow the following procedure.
- Visit the welcome page of the Offender Maps
- Click the ‘Clayton County Offender Map’ Link. Depending on internet speed, the download may take some time.
- Input the required information or do a manual search using your mouse.
- Peruse the results.
Clayton County Sheriff Arrests
Further queries and requests for information may be directed through the following links