Police urge people wanted on a warrant for a non-violent offence to turn themselves in

Halifax regional police are urging people wanted on a warrant for a non-violent offence to turn themselves in later this month.

They say Voluntary Surrender Day does not offer amnesty, but it will help people facing a warrant avoid the embarrassment and disruption of being arrested at home in front of family, at work or during a routine traffic stop.

Police say a warrant will be replaced with a court date and legal aid will be available at the Dartmouth North Community Centre on April 29th.

They say those wanted for a violent offence may be taken into custody.