- Does the Sheriff’s Office allow citizens to pick up dead deer that have been hit and killed by a car?
- Do you do fingerprint cards?
- How do I get a background/records check on myself?
- Do you accept stuffed animals?
- How do I take hunter safety classes?
- When I go on vacation, will the Douglas County Sheriff's Office check my home?
- How can I get a copy of an incident report?
- How can I get a copy of an accident report?
- Where do I go for a municipal traffic ticket?
- What are redemption rights?
- How do I know if I live in an area served by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office?
- My license tag was stolen. Now what?
- What's unusual about calling 9-1-1 from a cell phone?
- What's the difference between jail and prison?
- How do I obtain a copy of an arrest record or a background check?
- What is the difference between a sexual offender and a predator?
- What is the difference between a criminal case and a civil case?
- What are the Kansas child passenger safety requirements?
- How do I file a complaint against a Douglas County Sheriff's Office employee?
- How can I commend a Sheriff's Office employee for outstanding service?
- What's the difference between a sheriff's office and a police department?
The Warrant Office of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office strives to make a positive difference in the lives of our citizens through acceptance of our social responsibilities as a law enforcement agency, and preservation of human life through execution and enforcement of our laws and warrants.
The goals of the Warrant Office are as follows:
- To perform the functions and duties of the Warrant Office in a professional manner at all times.
- To treat all individuals, public and private, with respect.
- To be courteous and respectful of any person accused of a crime.
- To focus on teamwork with co-workers and other law enforcement agencies to enable a timely and efficient manner when receiving and serving warrants or executing any legal proceedings.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Warrant Office is staffed by two (2) civilian personnel and one Warrant Officer. The Warrant Office receives and tracks rougly 2,600 warrants annually. Approximately five (5) percent of the annual warrants are received from other counties in Kansas and/or other states who request assistance with serving warrants in Douglas County. With the help of the Lawrence, Kansas Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, we serve over 2,300 of those warrants yearly. Annually, the Douglas County Sheriff's office extradites approximately 30-40 fugitives from other states to appear in court on their charges in Douglas County.
The Warrant Office also provides electronic tracking of all warrants received by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Two systems are available, and both may be utilized depending on the severity of the crime. Certain warrants are entered into the Kansas Hot Files, which is a database that can be viewed via authorized access, by a law enforcement agency in the State of Kansas. Warrants received for crimes that are determined to be more severe are entered into National Crime Information Center (NCIC). The NCIC is a national law enforcement tracking database that can be viewed by agencies across the United States.
For further information contact the Warrants Office .