Lookup Arrests and Wanted Persons in the City of Mercedes, Texas. Results Include: Arrest Records, Warrants, Mugshot, Type of Crime, Warrant Number, Bond Amount, Race, DOB, Eyes, Height, Weight, Sex, Age, Hair.
Mercedes, TX Information
As of the 2010 census, the City of Mercedes has a total population of 15570. As of 2017, the elected mayor is Henry Hinojosa. He was elected in May 2017. He can be reached through his email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In 2013, there were 36 full-time law enforcement employees serving the city, 31 of which are police officers. That leads to 1.88 officers assigned to every 1,000 citizens, which is lower than the average of Texas at 2.05 officers per 1,000 people.
Mercedes, Texas | City Police Station and Crime Index Information
As reported in a 2015 statistic, Mercedes City’s crime index was 360, which is 25% higher than the nation’s average at 286.7. There has been 73 registered sex offenders living in the city, with the sex offender-residents ratio at 1 to 223.
The city of Mercedes, Texas is safer than 14% of the cities in the state of Texas and 15% of the cities in the United States. Approximately 11.95 crimes occur daily for every 100,000 people, which is higher than both the Texas average of 8.89 and the national average of 7.83. In the city of Mercedes, Texas, you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in the city of Mercedes has also decreased by 2%.
The Mercedes Police Department strives to continue to meet the service needs of a fast-growing community with value driven, customer focused style of policing designed to improve the quality of life in Mercedes. Currently, the Police Chief is Olga Maldonado. She has served 27 years at the Mercedes Police Department, joining the department as a records clerk in 1987 and rising through ranks to her current position as Chief of Police. She can be reached through her email address (email@example.com).
Mercedes Police Department Address:
316 S. Ohio Ave
Mercedes, TX 78570
The Mercedes Police Department currently uses the Mercedes Police Jail. The Jail can be contacted at 956-565-3102.
The online jail portal is located here.
Mercedes Police Department | Additional Information from PoliceOne
Address 1: 316 S Ohio St
Zip Code: 78570-3118
County: Hidalgo County
Phone #: 956-565-3102
Fax #: 956-565-2583
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 14388
Number of Officers: 24
Lookup Warrants in Mercedes, Texas
The Municipal Court is responsible for issuing warrants in the city. To check if you have an outstanding warrant you can call (956) 565-3114, ext. 170 for more information on warrants or have a personal visit to the Municipal Court at 400 S. Ohio, Mercedes, Texas 78570
FAQ about Bail
Once an individual is arrested for a crime, they are brought to a local law enforcement agency to be booked, a process which lasts 1-2 hours. The booking process gives them a court date to resolve the charges, and before the date, the arrested person will have to be jailed. They are given an option to be released from jail, too, commonly by posting bail.
What is bail?
Bail is specially designed as an incentive for the individual to appear in court on the assigned court dates.
What are the types of bail?
There are two types of bail: cash bail and bail bonds.
What is cash bail?
Cash bails require the defendant to pay a large amount of money upfront to the court for his release. Cash bails set by the court are usually hefty that not many people can afford, thus they choose to have a bail bond.
What is bail bond?
Bail bonds, or surety bonds, are what most people opt to since it only needs a fraction of the cash bail to be paid. Bail bonds are usually paid to bail bonds agents, who require a non-refundable fee to be paid, usually 10% of the cash bail.
What is collateral?
Collateral is usually given to your bail bonds agent, as payment to guarantee the appearance of the defendant, although not necessary. If the defendant fails to appear, the posted collateral will be used to pay the remainder of the cash bail.
What are good and bad collateral?
Items like cars and boats are considered good collateral, but they are normally valued at their current resale value, not what you originally paid for them. Items that you are currently paying for, like a house or a car, are considered bad collateral, and must be avoided.
Mercedes Police Station Address: 316 S Ohio Ave, Mercedes, TX 78570
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