Ohio’s eWarrants system improves the thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness of submissions to the Ohio Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS) and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
- Free to Ohio criminal justice agencies
- Warrants and protection orders are visible statewide, in real-time
- Improved accuracy of firearm background checks
- Improved public safety situational awareness
In response to the number of outstanding warrants and growing backlog of unserved warrants in Ohio, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine created the Ohio Governor’s Warrant Task Force in February 2019. The task force studied how Ohio’s 1,361 entities with access to the LEADS utilize it and recommended a uniform statewide electronic system. Governor DeWine tasked Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, as director of InnovateOhio, with the development of a new uniform statewide electronic warrant and protection order system in partnership with the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.
Phone: 1-833-8WARRANT (1-833-892-7726)