At first glance, there seems to be a dearth of online information when it comes to doing a Richland Parish, LA, arrest warrant search. The same is true for obtaining information about arrest records. An “old school” approach may be the key to obtaining such information to find out about active warrants, arrests, or criminal background checks.
Specific information about an active or outstanding warrant issued in Richland Parish may be best accessed via a call to the parish sheriff at (318) 728-2071. A visit to their office at 708 Julia Street, # 113, Rayville, LA may yield helpful data. The parish sheriffs handle many of the crimes reported in the area (over 700 per year on average, about 1% of which are violent crimes such as rape or murder), and they are likely to have information on arrests and outstanding warrants.
The Louisiana State Police is a promising resource for investigating active arrest warrants or criminal backgrounds. The Louisiana State Police provides an internet background check service at https://ibc.dps.louisiana.gov, but it is restricted to employers and other registered and approved users. However, another possible source of information is the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Information, Criminal Records Division, P.O. Box 66614, #A-6, Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6614, 225-925-6095. The Louisiana State Police website covers several services of the BCII, including:
- LACCH System (Louisiana Computerized Criminal History)
- Lists incarceration, information on arrests, and disposition data
- It covers some information on people fingerprinted for job applications.
- Useful as a tool for courts, police, and prisons
- Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)
- Includes a photo and a computerized criminal history
- Provides up-to-date information to identify arrestees when booked
- Applicant Processing (available to certain employers)
The state of Louisiana offers an Offender Locator service. This tool is useful for people who need to know if an individual has been arrested and is still in custody. If a caller knows the Department of Corrections number for an inmate or even just their name and birth date, they will receive information about the prisoner’s location and possible date of release from prison, but only for DOC offenders, not those held in parish facilities. The telephone number is 225-383-4580.
One other place to gather information related to Richland Parish arrest warrants is LAVNS or the “Louisiana Automated Victim Notification System.”The state governor’s office provides LAVNS. The online system (www.vinelink.com) permits individuals to find out about a state offender’s location by Internet (there is also a toll-free telephone option — 866-528-6748). The Richland Parish LAVNS site is http://www.richland.lavns.org and provides a Richland Parish Jail Roster. Using this tool may reveal whether or not a Richland Parish arrest warrant has been executed.