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E-file search warrant program saves time

March 8, 2014 • Local News

Chaves County Magistrate Court has started a program that allows the police to e-file search warrants. It learned of the system from smaller courts with only one magistrate court judge who must sign all paperwork.

“As a former police officer, I’m very concerned about efficiency. Anything we can do to save an officer’s time and taxpayers’ money,” said Judge K.C. Rogers.

He explained that the previous process required officers to stay at the scene to guard it while one returned to the department, typed up the warrant, delivered it to one of two magistrate court judges who in turn read it, signed it and returned it. Login to read more

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