The Clinton Police Department will never call you to inform you about warrants for your arrest.

We have recently received reports of a scam where the number appearing on the caller ID is 865-457-3112 (Clinton Police Dept). Once the victim answers the phone, a scammer comes on the line to inform them that there’s a warrant for their arrest. They’re instructed to meet officers at a local address in order to pay alleged fines.

You will never receive a phone call that tells you there’s a warrant issued for your arrest. Those matters are handled via paper documentation, typically served in person by a uniformed officer.

Never, ever agree to meet someone at a strange address, especially someone who calls and demands cash payment.

Warrant information may be obtained, in person, with a valid ID, at Police headquarters.. 125 W. Broad Street, Clinton.