Division is responsible for executiong warrants that have been issued
by the Courts. A warrant is a writ, a written order which requires
the Sheriff's Investigators to arrest a specific person once he/she
has been located. The fugitive will be broughtto court to answer
charges or transported to the Adult Correctional Center or Juvenile
Detention Center to await his/her court appearance.
In a typical
year, there are approximately 3,070 warrants recieved by the Sheriff's
Department. Of these, an estimated 2,800 arrest result.
Some of the
warrants which are commonly executed by Sheriff's Investigators
Warrant: Process issued by the court ("from the bench")
for the arrest of a person.
of Probation Warrant: Process issued by the court when a person
violates his/her Probation "cantract". Probation is
given to defendants who have been convicted of some minor offense
and instead of being incarcerated, they are ordered by the court
to behave lawfully, usually under the supervision of a probation
Warrant: Process issued by the court when a person failsto
maintain regular payments toward his/her child-support or alimony
Warrant: Process issued by the court for a person who commits
a criminal offense and is under the age of eighteen (18) years