The Warrant Unit is divided into two separate but closely functioning departments. The warrant office is responsible for the entering and maintaining of all warrants issued in Will County. This includes not only warrants generated by the Sheriff's Department but all police departments within the boundaries of Will County. These warrants include ordinance violations, traffic offenses, misdemeanors, felonies, and any other court issued offenses. The warrant office enters all warrants into the state and nationwide computer systems and as such is responsible for the information provided. In addition, the warrant office maintains records regarding quashed, expired, and executed warrants.
The sworn department is responsible for locating and arresting any and all persons who have an active warrant issued in Will County, by any police agency in the state of Illinois, or any other law enforcement agency outside our state. The sworn officers are also responsible for the extradition of any persons arrested outside Will County and returning them back. These extradition's involve returning arrested persons to the Will County Court System from anywhere in the country.
An additional function of the sworn officers is to transport mental health patients to and from hospitals and institutions as well as escorting mentally ill individuals from their residence to mental health facilities as ordered by the court.
From December 1, 2012 through November 30, 2013 a total of 862 warrants were served. Of these services 258 were Felonies, 196 Misdemeanors, 377 Traffic, 5 Juvenile, 16 Civil, 1 Ordinance and 9 Misc.
The Warrants Unit in self initiated activity made 12 unit arrests. The unit also served 10 Writs for the year for a total cumulative mileage for serving the Writs was 1,696 miles.
The Warrants Unit did a total of 38 out of state runs for a cumulative mileage of 13,234 miles. Of these arrests 21 were in Indiana, 1 in Kentucky, 9 in Wisconsin, 3 in Michigan, 1 in Iowa, 1 in Missouri, 1 in Ohio, and 1 in Minnesota. The unit also did 32 DOC pickups throughout the state for a total of 4,216 miles.
The Warrants Unit picked up 227 individuals from the surrounding collar counties jails (Cook, Dupage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Kankakee, and LaSalle) for a total cumulative mileage of 16,144 miles. The unit picked up 110 individuals from out of county police agencies for a total cumulative mileage of 8,320 miles. And for out of county runs to other county jails in the state excluding the collar counties of Will were 41 pickups for a cumulative mileage of 11,068 miles.
The Warrants unit picked up 573 warrants for other police agencies that are in Will County. The total mileage for these pickups was 60,247 miles in which we used at 4,066 total man hours to do this. The total number of pickups the Warrants Unit did for the Sheriff’s Department was 172 for 19,250 miles at 573 man hours.