The anti-terrorism efforts over the last few years have had an
impact on every law enforcement agency in the country. The
events of September 11, 2001 have had no more serious impact on
the workload of the Sheriff's Office than in the Criminal
Division. Over the past few years, the Criminal Division
has worked closely with State, Local and Federal agencies
facilitating the exchange of information, and ensuring the
safety of law enforcement officers and the public.
In addition to these new responsibilities the Criminal
Division continues to perform its primary function of locating
and apprehending fugitives from justice, and persons wanted on
Superior Court charges, and, the location and apprehension of
those parents attempting to avoid their child support
The Criminal Division also continues to coordinate all
criminal extradition activity for the County, working closely
with the Hillsborough
Attorney's Office. The Criminal Division also
regularly brings Fugitive From Justice charges against prisoners
at the Hillsborough
County Department of Corrections for out of State
agencies. In addition, the Criminal Division has continued
to receive requests for assistance from other law enforcement
agencies in the areas of internal investigations as well as for
The increase in workload at the Courts has also had a direct
impact on the Criminal Division, as we continue to see
increasing number of arrest orders.
There can be no disputing that the workload of this division
has increased, and the backlog of work continues to grow.
Despite this increase this division has not had an increase in
personnel since 1988.
Warrants Division: (603) 627-0153