The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive
Warrant Division is teaming up with all local law enforcement
and Federal law enforcement agencies to form a Safe Streets
The primary mission of the Jefferson County Safe
Streets Task Force is to target high crime areas by utilizing
outstanding federal, state and local arrest warrants while
lowering the crime rate, developing criminal information,
and obtaining information on unsolved crimes and gang related
This is a multi-agency task force comprised of local, state
and federal officers from Jefferson County. The purpose
and intent of the task force is to apprehend and prosecute
dangerous and repeat offenders who are fugitives from Justice.
By combining federal, state and local agencies, crime related
information can be shared beyond jurisdictional boundaries
thereby enhancing each agency’s ability to solve a
multitude of various crimes, through the dissemination of
information between agencies.
The Task Force will be comprised of two components. The
first being an investigative component comprised of one
investigator from each participating city. The second component
is the Sheriff Fugitive Warrant Deputies responsible for
serving all the arrest warrants on fugitives. Also, participating
are agents from federal law enforcement agencies. This task
force will be coordinated through the Beaumont F.B.I. Office.
The priority of the Investigative teams is to take the
developed information relating to criminal activity within
their respective jurisdiction focusing on violent and gang
related crimes by building prosecutable federal and state
cases against individuals and criminal enterprises. The
task force will promote the sharing of intelligence of criminal
information. This task force is a cooperative effort by
all local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in
The Fugitive Warrant Division is responsible for the administration,
finances, management, and execution of an estimated 22,000
criminal warrants each year. All warrants issued within
the county or sent from without the county are managed through
our system, which holds about 80,000 warrants. The Division
is also responsible for the coordination and execution of
extraditions and transfers of fugitives. In cases where
the fugitive was on bond, the Division collects the total
cost of transportation from the bonding company.
The Division is also responsible for assisting with courtroom
security, relief bailiff duty and criminal subpoena service.
Our unit also investigates runaway juveniles, missing persons
and serves mental commitment orders.
The Fugitive Warrant Division returns considerable funds
to General Operating Fund through arrest fees, extradition
fees and arrest of targeted parole fugitives.