The Durant Police Department will be providing individuals with outstanding fines an amnesty period to pay off fines without extra court and warrant fees.
The amnesty period will start on Friday, February 1, and continue through Thursday, February 28.
Durant Police Chief John Haynes said he authorized the entire month of February to insure individuals have every opportunity to take care of their fines before the department starts its warrant blitz.
The police department, along with the court, has worked with violators to find a solution for them to pay off their fines through monthly payment agreements and public work programs.
Most have not honored those agreements, according to Durant Police Chief John Haynes.
"I strongly suggest that if you owe old fines, contact this department to make payments. We have officers on duty 24 hours a day to answer any questions concerning your account,” Haynes said. “Starting March 1, the Police Department will be aggressively seeking individuals who have not taken advantage of this period.”
“This operation will be zero tolerance after the amnesty period; if you are picked up on a bench warrant, you will pay the full amount or sit the ordered number of days in jail,” Haynes said. “No exceptions."
“The fines have to be paid, plain and simple,” Haynes said.
The Durant Police Department encourages everyone to work with them on this issue.