Friday, October 30, 2020

Texas Warrant Roundup to Begin

Southlake’s Department of Public Safety is joining with other North Texas law enforcement agencies in the 6th Annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup that begins February 25th and runs through March 4th, 2012.  Although, Southlake DPS Police
Officers serve warrants year-round, this statewide effort is an attempt to get
individuals to come in voluntarily to take care of overdue tickets.

North Texas police departments are using billboards and posters, as well as sending out additional mailers announcing the warrant roundup. Southlake DPS Police Officers have been busy updating addresses for people who may have moved so they will have current addresses when they begin serving the warrants in Southlake and surrounding cities.

Many individuals are already heeding the warning since first hearing about the warrant roundup. Southlake’s Court Services has already seen an increase in individuals coming in to pay their tickets. Police Chief Stephen Mylett says, “We prefer that people with outstanding tickets be proactive and come in on their own to pay their fines. The alternative is having an officer greet you at your home or office to bring you in.”

Southlake’s Court Services will be staying open an additional hour, until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the week of the warrant roundup to give people every opportunity to come in and pay their fines.  The address for Southlake DPS Court Services is 600 State Street.  Be sure to bring your driver’s license or picture ID and proof of auto insurance.