The Criminal Warrants Department processes, routes, and tracks arrest warrants for the Sheriff’s Office which usually average around 50 – 100 criminal warrants per day. Employees in this department perform clerical and technical work. Warrants personnel are responsible for receiving and processing warrants from different sources. Warrants personnel research, code, verify and record entries into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the Virginia Crime Information Network (VCIN) databases. Warrants personnel respond to phone calls and letters of correspondence from constituents, other government agencies, and from within the county. The warrants department also assists in the coordination and completion of audits conducted by the FBI and Virginia State Police. To perform the duties of serving our criminal warrants we have 2 deputies that carry out this process.
The Civil Processing Department provides administrative and clerical support to the Sheriff’s Office by the process of serving and recording civil documents which usually average between 200 – 300 per day. Duties of civil processing personnel include receiving correspondence from various sources including constituents, other government agencies and from within the county. The civil proccessing department performs various entry tasks and distributes and forwards civil documents according to the procedures in place for service and processing. Work is performed to allow for civil documents to be recorded, served, and returned to their respective courts prior to and in preparation for scheduled court dates. Another very important duty that the civil division performs is distress warrants for the Treasurer’s Office for back taxes. These figures usually total over $100,000 per/year. To perform the duties of serving our civil warrants we have 3 deputies that carry out this process.