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Racine County Sheriff’s Office

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The Racine County Sheriff’s Office, located in southeastern Wisconsin, is a law enforcement entity dedicated to maintaining the peace, safety, and quality of life within Racine County. As part of its mission, the Sheriff's Office diligently performs a variety of essential duties, including but not limited to patrol services, criminal investigations, court security, and managing the county jail.

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Contact Information

For any inquiries, concerns, or reports, the Sheriff's Office can be contacted through the following:

  • Address: 717 Wisconsin Ave, Racine, WI 53403, United States
  • Phone: (262) 636-3225
  • Email: sheriff@racinecounty.com
  • Website: Racine County Sheriff's Office

The Racine County Sheriff's Department operates 24/7 and is prepared to respond to emergencies, conduct investigations, and perform other necessary law enforcement duties. However, it should be noted that the email address should not be used for emergencies.

Arrest Warrants Search

The Sheriff's Department maintains an active record of arrest warrants within Racine County. These arrest warrants are official documents that provide law enforcement agencies the authority to detain individuals named in the warrant.

Warrant Lookup

To conduct a warrant lookup in Racine County, individuals may use the Warrant Lookup Tool available on the official website of the Racine County Sheriff's Department. This tool offers an easy and secure way to search for active arrest warrants issued within the county. It should be noted that this database may not reflect real-time updates and there may be a delay between the issuance of a warrant and its appearance in the database.

Arrest Records Search and Criminal Records

Arrest records and criminal records provide a comprehensive overview of an individual's criminal history. In Racine County, these records can be accessed by submitting a request to the Racine County Sheriff's Office. The Records Request Form can be used to request these records. These documents can be critical for employers conducting background checks or for individuals seeking to understand their own legal history.

Background Checks

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office also provides assistance for those needing to conduct background checks. These checks are vital for employers and organizations in making informed decisions about potential employees or volunteers. The local Sheriff's Office can provide comprehensive criminal history reports for these purposes.

Sex Offender Registry and Most Wanted List

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office maintains a Sex Offender Registry in compliance with state laws. This public information is crucial in ensuring community safety and awareness. The registry includes information about convicted sex offenders residing in Racine County.

Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office publishes a Most Wanted List, which contains information about individuals with active arrest warrants who are deemed high-priority for capture.

Bail Bonds

The process of posting bail for individuals detained in Racine County is managed by the Sheriff's Office. Detailed information about bail bonds, including the procedures and required payments, can be found on the Bail Bonds Information Page of the Sheriff's Office website.

Police Departments

While the Racine County Sheriff's Department serves the entire county, there are also local police departments that handle law enforcement in specific municipalities within Racine County. These include:

  1. Racine Police Department

  2. Mount Pleasant Police Department

  3. Caledonia Police Department

These local police departments work in close coordination with the Racine County Sheriff's Department to maintain law and order within their respective jurisdictions. They also provide various services such as local crime data, community outreach programs, and local policing initiatives.

Other Services

The Racine County Sheriff's Office, in addition to its law enforcement duties, also offers various additional services to the community.

Jail and Inmate Services

The Sheriff's Office operates the Racine County Jail. Information related to inmate services, including visitation rules and schedules, mail services, commissary details, and booking reports can be found on the Jail and Inmate Services Page of the Sheriff's Office website.

Community Programs

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office is deeply invested in the well-being of the community. As a result, it offers various community programs aimed at enhancing the relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the people it serves. These programs include Crime Prevention, D.A.R.E., School Resource Officers, and Neighborhood Watch. More information about these initiatives can be found on the Community Programs Page.

Sheriff's Sales

The Sheriff's Office is responsible for conducting property sales in relation to foreclosure proceedings. Details about upcoming sales, registration requirements, and other relevant information can be found on the Sheriff's Sales Page.

It's important to note that while every effort is made to keep information accurate and up-to-date, the Racine County Sheriff's Office website should not be used as a substitute for legal, financial, real estate, or other expert advice.

Victim Services

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing support and assistance to victims of crimes through its Victim Services Division. The division offers numerous services to victims, including providing updates on case status, accompaniment to court proceedings, assistance in applying for crime victim compensation, and more. Victims in Racine County can learn more about these services on the Victim Services Page.

Civil Process

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office also manages civil process services. They are responsible for serving subpoenas, summons, and other legal documents within the county. Detailed information about the Civil Process Division, its responsibilities, and how to request civil process services can be found on the Civil Process Services Page.

Emergency Management

In times of crisis, the Sheriff’s Office works hand in hand with the Racine County Emergency Management. This department is tasked with preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all types of emergencies and disasters. Their role includes coordinating with other local, state, and federal agencies to manage crises effectively. More information about emergency management in Racine County can be found on the Racine County Emergency Management Page.

Traffic and Parking Enforcement

Traffic safety is a significant priority for the Racine County Sheriff's Office. They perform various duties related to traffic enforcement, including patrolling highways, enforcing traffic laws, and investigating accidents. Information about traffic enforcement, citations, and payments can be found on the Traffic and Parking Enforcement Page.

In cases where a vehicle gets towed due to parking violations or after accidents, the Vehicle Towing Information Page provides guidance on how to retrieve the towed vehicle.

Records Division

The Records Division of the Racine County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining and providing access to a variety of records, including accident reports, arrest records, and incident reports. These records are often necessary for insurance claims, legal proceedings, or personal use. The Records Division Page contains more details on how to request these records.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

In line with the principles of transparency and accountability, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office adheres to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This act allows members of the public to request access to records from any federal agency. In Racine County, FOIA requests can be submitted to the Sheriff’s Office. Detailed information on how to submit a FOIA request can be found on the FOIA Requests Page.

Professional Standards and Internal Affairs

The Professional Standards Division and Internal Affairs are integral parts of the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. They are responsible for ensuring all staff and deputies adhere to the highest professional standards. If any member of the public has a complaint or commendation for any member of the Racine County Sheriff's Office, they can use the Complaint and Commendation Page.

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