Records Division

<img class=”alignright wp-image-920 size-medium” title=”Chief Kristen Metoyer” src=”http://npsheriff.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Kristen-headshot-214×300.png” alt=”Chief Kristen Metoyer” width=”214″ height=”300″ data-mce-src=”http://npsheriff.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Kristen-headshot-214×300.png” /><span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>The Criminal Records Division of the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining all felony and misdemeanor reports, active case files, accident reports, criminal subpoenas, warrants, bonds, and also prepares arrest reports to be processed and sent to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution, and UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting). </span><b>UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING</b><span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>The Records Division is responsible for coding, counting, and reporting UCR statistics to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement who sends the reports to the FBI. These reports meet state and national specifications when reporting offenses for UCR purposes. </span><b>WARRANTS AND SUBPOENAS </b><span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>The warrants section serves arrest warrants issued by the courts. Types of warrants include bench warrants for failure to appear in court and affidavit warrants which are issued from an initial arrest. We also receive fugitive warrants from other agencies as well. Approximately 1,200 warrants a year are processed through this office. </span><span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>Another responsibility of the Records Division is to process criminal subpoenas issued by the 10</span><span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>th</span><span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”> Judicial District Court and also other jurisdictions in the state. It is our responsibility to maintain accurate records of serving the warrants and attempted service, and returns of service to the courts in other jurisdictions.</span> <span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>During an average year, the NPSO deputies execute service on an average of over 4,000 subpoenas.</span><b>CRIMINAL BONDS</b><span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>When an arrest has been made, the accused will appear before the judge who will set a bond amount. Unless the judge makes a special stipulation the bond can be done one of three ways: </span><li style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>Commercial Bond (Certified Bondsman)</span></li><li style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>Property Bond (Place a mortgage on your property in the amount of the bond).</span></li><li style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>Cash Bond </span></li><li>Credit/Debit Card payments are not excepted for bond payments</li><br />
<span style=”font-weight: 400;” data-mce-style=”font-weight: 400;”>Bonds cannot be processed during the following hours:  3:30 a.m – 6 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Information concerning the bond for a defendant can be obtained by contacting 318-357-7805 or 318-357-7840. </span>

Kristen Metoyer, Chief of Records Division


Chief Kristen MetoyerThe Criminal Records Division of the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining all felony and misdemeanor reports, active case files, accident reports, criminal subpoenas, warrants, bonds, and also prepares arrest reports to be processed and sent to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution, and UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting).

UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING

The Records Division is responsible for coding, counting, and reporting UCR statistics to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement who sends the reports to the FBI. These reports meet state and national specifications when reporting offenses for UCR purposes.

WARRANTS AND SUBPOENAS

The warrants section serves arrest warrants issued by the courts. Types of warrants include bench warrants for failure to appear in court and affidavit warrants which are issued from an initial arrest. We also receive fugitive warrants from other agencies as well. Approximately 1,200 warrants a year are processed through this office. Another responsibility of the Records Division is to process criminal subpoenas issued by the 10th Judicial District Court and also other jurisdictions in the state. It is our responsibility to maintain accurate records of serving the warrants and attempted service, and returns of service to the courts in other jurisdictions. During an average year, the NPSO deputies execute service on an average of over 4,000 subpoenas.

CRIMINAL BONDS

When an arrest has been made, the accused will appear before the judge who will set a bond amount. Unless the judge makes a special stipulation the bond can be done one of three ways:

  • Commercial Bond (Certified Bondsman)
  • Property Bond (Place a mortgage on your property in the amount of the bond).
  • Cash Bond
  • Credit/Debit Card payments are not excepted for bond payments

Bonds cannot be processed during the following hours:  3:30 a.m – 6 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Information concerning the bond for a defendant can be obtained by contacting 318-357-7805 or 318-357-7840.

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