The Okaloosa County Warrants Division is comprised of two units, the Warrants Unit and the Fugitive Warrants Unit.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Section is currently operated by three full time Warrants Clerks overseen by a Supervisor. Clerks receive and process all warrants, criminal process paperwork, along with Civil Commitment Orders that are issued by Okaloosa County Courts. In addition to the Court issued warrants, Clerks also process warrants from other agencies in and out of Florida in which the person is being sought or is believed to be in Okaloosa County. Clerks are responsible for processing all warrants into the local computer data base as well as the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC) / National Crime Information Center (NCIC) data bases. Clerks are responsible for the validation and tracking of all warrants that are entered into these systems. The Warrants Section coordinates with other agencies on extraditions, bonding information, prisoner transports, court inmate moves, and provides other agencies with information on Okaloosa County Warrants and criminal processes held or received by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. The Clerks handle inquires from citizens and attorneys concerning warrant issues in addition to providing investigative assistance to assigned Investigators or other Sheriff’s Office personnel.
The Warrants Section is located at the Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex, 1250 Eglin Parkway, Shalimar, FL 32579. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information or questions for the Warrants Section please call 850.651.7432 or email us.
The Fugitive Warrants Unit is currently comprised of two full-time fugitive investigators. The primary responsibility of the fugitive investigators is to locate and arrest persons sought on felony warrants and other criminal process issued within the circuit court of Okaloosa County. Their priority is on older felony warrants and related criminal process. The two investigators also locate and arrest fugitives who are wanted in other jurisdictions that seek refuge in Okaloosa County. They are the contact point in dealing with fugitive matters and assist other agencies such as the FBI, US Marshal’s Service, State Attorney’s Office, and other law enforcement offices.