Tired of hiding? Peoria police wants to clear up thousands of warrants

Posted at 8:02 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 01:58:21-04

Peoria police are rolling out a new program to clear up 2,000 outstanding warrants within the city.

The program is being dubbed “Warrant SOS," which means “Surrender Ourselves Safely.”

“It could be anything from a traffic violation to domestic violence to criminal damage,” Officer Brandon Sheffert said. 

The warrants stem from "low level" crimes, but still need to be addressed, Sheffert added. 

"If you have a warrant, you are always looking over your shoulder, wondering if you are going to get stopped by that officer behind you; wondering if they are going to come to your work,” Sheffert said.

The Warrant SOS program aims to clear up the problem.

Starting September 19, those with misdemeanor warrants can come to the municipal court in Peoria, take care of the warrant and without the threat of jail.      

Extra courtrooms and staff will be on-hand to help people deal with fines or get new court dates.

Bottom line, police want the warrants cleared up. 

Here are the details:

PEORIA WARRANT SOS - Surrender Ourselves Safely

  • When: September 19-22, 2016
  • Where: Peoria Municipal Court Building 10100 N. 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345
  • What to bring: A valid government-issued drivers license or I.D. card, a form of payment. To find out if you have an active warrant you can call the officer of record at the court during regular business hours for that information. For more information regarding this program please contact the Peoria Police Department at 623-773-7096.