Deputies assigned to the law enforcement division field operations section are responsible for protection of life and property, deterring criminal activity, enforcement of all local, state, and federal laws, statutes and regulations. Including executing criminal warrants, serving legal processes of the courts, preventing criminal acts, providing traffic control and issuing traffic citations, performing preliminary investigations, and responding to emergency calls.
The execution of criminal warrants is one the most challenging and hazardous duties in law enforcement today since the offender is typically aware that charges are pending and jail is his or her next destination. The primary responsibility of the Warrant Unit is the execution of criminal arrest warrants and mental health transports. Additional duties often include assisting other law enforcement agencies in and around Fulton County and funeral escorts.
In an average year, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) unit receives over 21,000 criminal warrants. When a criminal warrant is received in the GCIC unit an immediate process begins towards the execution of the warrant. This process includes recording the warrant in the Sheriff’s Office computer data base, identifying the suspect, checking the criminal history of the suspect and placing the wanted person on the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) database and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. Once this process has been completed the warrant is forwarded to uniform deputies or to the Fugitive unit where attempts are made to locate and apprehend the wanted person.
Warrants status information is not available by phone; the subject of the warrant must come to the FCSO located in the Fulton County Courthouse or the Fulton County Jail to receive warrant information. Warrant status information is provided to the subject of the warrant only and proper photo ID is required to receive warrant status information.