The Warrants Bureau is responsible for serving felony warrants in Miami-Dade County issued by the local criminal justice system and all jurisdictions nationwide. The Bureau is comprised of the Felony Apprehension Squads, the Extradition Unit, the Career Criminal Section, the Headquarters Security Section and the Operations/Administrative Unit.
The Felony Apprehension Squads' primary responsibilities are to locate and apprehend individuals with outstanding felony warrants. Additional duties include the service of writs of bodily attachment, ex-parte orders, juvenile pick-up orders, grand jury indictments, and penal warrants. Squad members also assist in returning wanted subjects from other jurisdictions to Miami-Dade County for judicial proceedings. The Bureau participates in two ongoing multi-agency operations one with the U.S. Marshals Service: the Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force and the other with the Federal Bureau of Investigations: South Florida Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force. The task forces target fugitives wanted for federal and state warrants, as well as high impact violent crimes including, but not limited to, homicide, felonious assaults, robbery, rape, sexual exploitation of children and drug related offenses.
The Extradition Unit tracks and coordinates the arrest and return of felony subjects from around the world who are wanted in Miami-Dade County. The Operations/Administrative Unit provides support services such as warrants research and verification on a 24 hour basis for all Miami-Dade County warrants.
The Career Criminal Section enforces all aspects of the Florida Career Offender Registration Act, such as verifying approximately 1300 addresses per year of registered Career Criminals and serving arrest warrants on the Career Criminals.
The Headquarters Security Section is responsible for security at Miami-Dade Police Department’s Headquarters Complex; which includes the Midwest District, Property and Evidence Section, fueling station, and the main Headquarters building.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:35:59 AM
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