The primary responsibility of the Warrant Division is the processing and execution of criminal arrest warrants and assisting other law enforcement agencies in and around Douglas County. In an average year, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Warrant Division receives over 11,000 criminal warrants. When a criminal warrant is received in the Warrant Division an immediate process begins towards the execution of the warrant. This process includes recording the warrant in the Sheriff's Office computer database, identifying the suspect, checking the criminal history of the suspect and placing the wanted person on the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. Once this process has been completed, the warrant is assigned to uniform deputies or to the Fugitive Section where attempts are made to locate and apprehend the wanted person.
A typical day for a warrant deputy includes pursuing leads, gathering information, searching houses or businesses, and ultimately affecting the arrest of wanted individuals. Often volatile and unpredictable situations develop resulting in the individual trying to resist or escape. It is not uncommon for warrant deputies to have to travel throughout the state to pick up individuals who are wanted by Douglas County.
The Warrant Division may be contacted at: