The ewarrants system is part of an integrated suite of applications for the judicial branch of North Carolina courts. This system maintains detailed information about warrants, magistrate orders, citations that lead to arrests, and other court documents. The ewarrants system is available for use by all local government entities and is free to use.
The new statewide system will improve the accuracy of background checks and streamline how warrants and protection orders are uploaded across the state. The system, which was announced Wednesday by Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, is currently free to counties to use and can be integrated with law enforcement vendor systems.
Ewarrants is a free tool for police officers to upload and submit warrants to the state’s law enforcement database, the Criminal Justice Network (JNET) and the FBI’s National Crime Information Center.
It is also designed to reduce the amount of time it takes for law enforcement officials to get a warrant approved by a judge. In the past, police departments would have to wait until they returned to their stations to submit warrant requests for background checks, statewide arrest warrants and other legal processes.
InnovateOhio, the public-private partnership that managed the development of eWarrants, recommends other agencies consider adopting the free tool to reduce costs and increase efficiency. In addition to the aforementioned benefits, the anywhereWARRANT virtual warrant system can be integrated with RMS and CMS systems and includes a customizable API for fast integration with other vendor systems. It also offers recording features for oaths and questions to ensure all statements are accurate, as well as secure, unforgeable and tamper-proof technology that is impossible to fake. Ewarrants