Our office investigates criminal offenses, traffic accidents, enforce traffic laws, and serve as a representative for the County Coroner’s office in death investigations. Other duties include but are not limited to collecting delinquent property taxes, execution of court orders, serving civil process, serving warrants, extradition of prisoners from other states, transporting jailed prisoners, providing security for the County and District Courts, Sex Offender registration for the county, vehicle identification number inspections, and gun permit applications.
Administrative Support within the Sheriff's Office, is located in the front office of the Law Enforcement Center at 516 Norris Avenue, McCook, Nebraska. Diana Wilkinson is the office manager.
One of the primary functions of the Administrative Support Division is records processing. The Records Office is open to the public during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. except for holidays, where copies of accident reports and other public information reports may be obtained at the law enforcement records desk.
The application form for the required permit to purchase a handgun may be completed and submitted at the desk during the same times. A nominal fee is charged for these services.
Convicted sex offenders required to register must appear in person at the Red Willow County Sheriff Office Service Desk to complete the necessary documentation. Those needing to complete sex offender registrations are asked to call the office to set up an appointment at (308)345-1850. Sex offender registrations are conducted Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM except holidays.
CRIMINAL HISTORY REQUESTS
There is no such thing as a national criminal records check. In reality, there are thousands of separate criminal indexes maintained at the federal, state, county and city levels throughout the United States. To conduct a nationwide search would require accessing each individual index. There is one “nationwide” criminal database, the FBI’s Interstate Identification Index or “III” (triple I). However, this FBI database is NOT public record and cannot be legally accessed by anyone other than criminal justice agencies. Even if III records were available as public record, they typically do not contain a complete list of arrests for a particular individual. This is because not all arrests at the local level involve fingerprinting, and without fingerprint cards the arrest record cannot be included in the III.
County/City Level Criminal Checks
A local criminal history check with the Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office will include notations of adult arrests made by the Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office for criminal offenses and local arrest warrant information. Requests for Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office local criminal history checks can be made by mail or in person M-F, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Sheriff’s Office by submitting a Criminal History Request Form and a $10 fee.
Red Willow County Sheriff's Office
516 Norris Avenue
McCook, NE, 69001
Information on how to request a McCook Police Department public criminal history check can be obtained by calling (308) 345-3450.
Statewide Criminal Checks
It is possible to search statewide for criminal records by contacting the Nebraska State Patrol; however, a county/city level check may also be necessary. This is because county/city law enforcement agencies may possess criminal history records that are not on file with the state. The most thorough approach is to search both the statewide index and at the county/city level in the jurisdictions where the subject has lived.
Nebraska State Patrol
3800 NW 12th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521
Nebraska Traffic Offense Records
Information regarding driver’s histories for the State of Nebraska may be obtained online at http://www.dmv.ne.gov/dvr/drvrec/drivrecreq.html or at:
Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
Driver and Vehicle Records Division
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94789
Lincoln, NE 68509-4789
Federal Criminal History Checks
Information on how an individual can request a copy of their own FBI III criminal history record can be requested by mail from:
FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306
or online at
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