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Courts are judicial bodies charged with resolving legal disputes, including both criminal and civil charges. Courts also play a central role in issuing warrants. When the police or sheriff wants to issue an arrest warrant or a search warrant, a judge must first sign the warrant. Courts also issue bench warrants for individuals who avoid court appearances or refuse to comply with a court order. Courts maintain detailed records for warrants issued by judges, which are often available online.
Police Departments are law enforcement agencies charged with deterring crime, stopping crimes in progress, and investigating crimes. Police Departments also issue warrants. The police issue arrest warrants if they have reason to suspect that an individual has committed a crime. Arrest warrants contain information on the suspect and the charges. Police Departments also issue search warrants, which contain information about the suspected individual and the evidence police are seeking. Police Departments maintain records of all warrants they issue, which are often available online.
Sheriff Departments are law enforcement agencies that police crime for a local area, often at the county level. Sheriff Departments issue warrants for people suspected of committing crimes. Arrest warrants contain descriptions of the suspect and the criminal charges. Sheriff Departments may also issue search warrants, which contain information about the targeted individual and the evidence sought by the sheriff. Sheriff Departments maintain detailed records for their warrants, which can be searched online.