Arrest Warrants are not issued by the Sheriff's Office. They are issued solely by the courts. The Warrants Unit of the Sheriff's Office receives these warrants for entry into various local and national Law Enforcement data base systems, based on the information given to us by the courts. We then make every attempt to verify the information, i.e.; date of birth, hair color, eye color, tattoos, etc, to ensure it is entered into the system under the correct subject. When a warrant is served and the offender is taken into custody by a law enforcement officer, a copy of the warrant is sent to the arresting agency to be read to the offender. Once our office verifies the agency has received their copy, the original warrant, signed by the judge, is then returned to the courts.
The Warrants Unit members receive and process approximately 400 new warrants each month and maintain approximately 7,000 Wanted Persons files. These files are updated and maintained in accordance with FBI guidelines.
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