Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: A searchable database of people who have warrants issued against them.
Why you’d want it: For public safety reasons.
Where you get it: Go to www.sedgwickcounty.org. Under the “How do I?” menu, click on the “Search Active Warrants” link. You may search by name. Or leave the name fields blank, and it will produce a list of everyone with a warrant.
How much does it cost: The information is free.