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Do you have outstanding warrants in Greenville? Now is the time to take care of them. The Greenville Police Department is hosting the annual Warrant Amnesty Program. Greenville Police Department Chief Justin Lovvorne and Lieutenant Danny Bond have slated Feb. 1 through March 31 as a Warrant Amnesty period.
The Amnesty period is for anyone who has any existing warrants. Lt. Bond will be working with the community to help decrease the monetary amount owed and to help prevent arrest for outstanding warrants. The program is made to help those who are unable to pay fines. People could receive up to 33% off the total amount of the fines or even work out a payment program. Last year nearly 200 people showed up to receive help.
Chief Lovvorne stated “It is an incentive for people who are falling under hard times. The program gives them the opportunity to not have to worry about their next encounter with police. It’s about giving our community peace of mind.”
There is a possibility that the Amnesty Officer will work with citizens who have felony warrants. Depending on the type of warrant, the program could help increase the possibility bonding will be an easier process. However, they will handle felony warrants on a case by case basis depending on the severity of the crime committed.
“The Greenville Police Department is looking to do anything we can to help the community,” Chief Lovvorne said before adding, “The department wants to support the community as much as the community supports us.”
The Greenville Police Department has had great success with the Amnesty period in the past. Chief Lovvorne and Lt. Bond are looking forward to helping the members of the community to have a clean financial slate and a better piece of mind.
Anyone who has an outstanding warrant or is unsure if they do may call Lt. Bond at 334-382-7461 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.