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Fail To Appear Warrants (1355A/21)


Would you kindly provide guidelines on protocol for Warrants FTA (fail to appear) issued by magistrates courts, executed by the Police

How Police are notified of Warrants FTA issued by the court?

Is there any lag period between when warrant FTA is created on the court system and when Police are notified of it?

On which Police system these warrants are recorded?

Do arresting constables need to be in a possession of warrant FTA?

Does arresting suspect have right to see the sight of warrant FTA?

For how long (retention period) Police keeps records for these Warrants?

Are these warrants recorded on PNC system?

After warrants FTA are executed what happens to the warrants FTA?


Please find attached our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.