Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 2015 NO. 4 > Sep 14 2015

1.         Does the act of accepting into custody someone who voluntarily surrenders under an arrest warrant constitute an arrest?

2.         If the answer to Question 1 is yes, may a non-commissioned police employee arrest someone who voluntarily surrenders under an arrest warrant, or may the arrest only be performed by a commissioned law enforcement officer?