The individuals have either bench warrants that have been issued by Zachary City Court Judge Lonny Myles or affidavit warrants, which are written and issued by Zachary officers and detectives.
"One of the reasons we're taking such as aggressive approach is to try and collect on the nearly 2,500 warrants which equate to nearly $500,000 in fees and fines," said Police Chief David McDavid. "It's good to remind citizens of this, when they look at how much is owed, some understand better why we take this approach."
McDavid said although many of the individuals with outstanding warrants are for charges such as speeding, driving without a license or not wearing a seat belt, there are more serious offenses such as drug possession, domestic abuse and driving under the influence.
McDavid says he understands it can be easy to forget about a speeding ticket or a seat belt fine, but it is still a citation with a fine that is owed.
"What could have been a $45 ticket for a seat belt violation, has turned into a $200 ticket because the individual forgot to pay it and forgot to come to court," said McDavid.
The police chief added that he and his department will continue to do everything possible to clear the warrants from the city's dockets and try to recoup the half-million in fees owed to Zachary.
Officers say if you cannot pay off your fines, there are ways to work them off by performing service work around the city.
Contact Zachary City Court at 654-0044 to have your warrant issues resolved.
• Jamie Barr, 35, has outstanding warrants for driving while intoxicated, driving under suspension and vehicle license required
• Randy Isaac, 32, has outstanding warrants for domestic abuse battery, driving while intoxicated, driving under suspension and having no license plate
• Christopher Ross, 29, has outstanding warrants for driving under suspension (two counts), passing in a no passing zone, no driver's license and speeding