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 activity.
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 Sheriff Fugitive Warrant Deputies responsible for serving all the arrest warrants on fugitives.
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.