UPDATE: We are getting information that this policy has been changed under Sheriff Salazar. It appears that warrant information is being given out again. If anyone can verify this please let us know. If this information is correct we would like to extend our thanks to Sheriff Salazar for reversing the poor decision made by the Pamerleau administration.
UPDATE: SHERIFF PAMERLEAU’S ADMINISTRATION HAS CHANGED THE POLICY REGARDING WARRANTS. THEY ARE NO LONGER ALLOWING WARRANT INFORMATION TO BE GIVEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
There is no law saying that this information cannot be released. This was a decision made by the current administration. We, at this publication, feel that this decision is a disservice to the citizens of Bexar County. It discounts all the people who are willing to turn themselves in. Many people prefer the ability to control the situation rather than getting caught out on the street with their children in the car. In the second case the car will be towed and if no one is available to come get them, your children will be taken to CPS. And in exchange for what? How many people who don’t want to be caught are going to go to the jail and say, “Hey, do I have a warrant”?
The Bexar County Jail will release warrant information to anyone as long as the warrant is still active. They will not give you information on warrants that have already been cleared. Now the normal, logical person would think you should call Warrants to get warrant information but remember, this is the Bexar County Jail we are talking about. If you want warrant information you will have to call Central Records (210-335-6201). You will need to have either a sid number or a name and date of birth for them to be able to look up the information. They are available by phone 24/7.