Thanks largely to the internet, searching for arrest records and warrants for Hidalgo County, Texas has never been easier or more potentially problematic. Due to a huge volume of semi-illicit websites trying to charge citizens to get this information, trying to get arrest records and warrants can be a veritable minefield of search results. And that’s exactly why we won’t pretend that we have these records: we don’t. But we know how you can get them through official, state-sanctioned places.
We recommend beginning with the Hidalgo Sheriffs Office website, which you can find here: http://www.hidalgoso.org/template3/index.html. By navigating through the various sections of this website, you can find out a great deal of information about the law enforcement practices of Hidalgo County. Unfortunately, this website doesn’t seem to list all of the active arrest warrants in the county. To get this information, we recommend contacting the sheriff directly. You can use the information found on their Contact page (http://www.hidalgoso.org/template3/bureaus.htm). Click on the directory of the person you wish to contact.
You can perform a sex offender information search by visiting the corresponding page with the Texas Department of Public Health at https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/SexOffender/.
If you wish to look at the criminal records of every person currently inhabiting Texan prisons as well as for those people of Hidalgo County, visit this link: https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp. By simply filling out the form, all of the information you’re searching for will become available to you.
Who should you call to get information about Hidalgo County arrests and active warrants over the phone? (2021-update)
- Local Law Enforcement: Call the Sheriff’s non-emergency phone number on 956-383-8114 to learn about any warrants against the subject, to learn about the criminal background search process and to file a complaint or to give a crime tip.
- Hidalgo County Jail: Call the local Detention Center on 956-381-7900 to know about recent arrests.
- The Office of the County Clerk: Call this agency on 956-318-2100 for misdemeanor case records, information on paying traffic tickets and county court dates.
- The Office of the District Clerk: Get in touch with this agency on 956-318-2200 for felony case records.
Crime statistics for Hidalgo County, TX
The drop of 8% in the annual crime average of Hidalgo may not seem much at first. But, that’s only till you consider that we are talking about 250 fewer crimes reported in a year. Unfortunately, property crimes made up the bulk of the crimes that did not occur. Violent crimes held almost steady at their incident rate of approximately 520 complaints/annum.