Update to Annual Warrant Round-Up

***UPDATE 3-8-2013***In four days this week, officers of the APD COPPS Unit have knocked on about 140 doors, served 78 municipal warrants, and arrested and booked into jail or transported 21 people to the Municipal Court.  The Municipal Court has cleared 2750 warrants from their books since the Warrant Round-Up started.   The COPPS officers will be serving warrants again today. 

The Amarillo Police Department, in conjunction with the City of Amarillo Municipal Court, will be participating in the Texas State Warrant Roundup.  Beginning today, 2-18-2013, people with outstanding Amarillo Municipal Court warrants will be receiving warrant notice postcards in the mail. These cards inform people that have outstanding municipal warrants to contact the court and clear up the warrants before APD officers begin serving the warrants.
Beginning Monday, March 4th, the Amarillo Police Department will assign police officers to find the people with outstanding warrants. These uniformed officers will locate people at their homes, places of employment, or wherever they can be contacted.
Victoria Medley, City of Amarillo Municipal Court Administrator, said that there are currently 34,725 Municipal Court warrants outstanding.
The Municipal Court will be open Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM. On Thursdays, the court remains open until 7:00 PM.
The public can view a complete list of all Municipal Court warrants on the City of Amarillo’s Municipal Court web page, http://amarillo.gov/?page_id=143. Select “Court Issued Warrants” from the menu on the right side of the page.
Traffic and parking citation fines, including those with warrants, can be paid online by selecting “Traffic Citation Online Payment Service” from the same menu.
If you have questions about outstanding warrants, call the Municipal Court at 378-9342.

4:35 PM Monday-This corrects earlier version with incorrect telephone number provided.  

          ***UPDATE 2-28-2013***So far, the Warrant Round-Up has allowed Municipal Court to clear 1,394 warrants from their records.  The court was able to clear a number of warrants even on Monday and Tuesday through the online payment system, despite the weather related closing.  Beginning Monday, March 4th, APD officers will begin locating people with outstanding warrants.  If an officer is unable to locate a wanted person at their address, the officer will place a red “NOTICE OF ACTIVE WARRANT” card on the person’s door knob.  The card contains information that explains how to take care of the warrant. 

***UPDATE 3-4-2013***Today, the Amarillo Police Dept. started serving warrants as part of the Warrant Round-Up.  Officers from the APD COPPS (Community Oriented Policing/Problem Solving Unit) started going to homes and businesses to locate people that have not taken care of their warrants.  There have been 1,866 warrants served since the Warrant Round-Up started.  Officers will continue serving warrants all week.   The public can view a complete list of all Municipal Court warrants on the City of Amarillo’s Municipal Court web page, http://amarillo.gov/?page_id=143. Select “Court Issued Warrants” from the menu on the right side of the page.

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