PBSO Warrants Unit is responsible for all arrest warrants issued in Palm Beach County by the courts. Our staff of 14 warrant specialists and 2 Warrant Supervisors process and enter all arrest warrant information into our local data base and assure that all information is entered into the proper state and national data bases so they are accessible to all law enforcement agencies throughout the country. At any given time the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining approximately 45,000 arrest warrants.
A Letter From The Captain
Welcome to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Warrants and Civil Process Division webpage. Thank you for taking the time to explore our page and discover all of the services we offer to you, the citizens and visitors of Palm Beach County.
My name is Laurence Poston and I am the Captain of the Warrants and Civil Process Division. I have been a law enforcement officer for over 27 years and have held numerous positions during my career both at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Florida Highway Patrol. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Barry University and a Master’s in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division is responsible for processing, storing and executing all arrest warrants issued in Palm Beach County by the courts. Our staff of 14 warrant specialists and 2 warrant supervisors process and enter all arrest warrant information into our local data base and assure that all information is entered into the proper state and national data bases so they are accessible to all law enforcement agencies throughout the country. At any given time the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining approximately 45,000 arrest warrants.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit also arranges for all fugitive extraditions to and from Palm Beach County for fugitives who are wanted in other jurisdictions or for fugitives that have been arrested on a Palm Beach County warrant and need transportation back to Palm Beach County. The Warrants Unit has 9 warrants detectives and 1 sergeant who are responsible for apprehending fugitives and serving arrest warrants. We work cooperatively with all units within the Sheriff’s Office as well as all local, state, and federal partners in our efforts to bring fugitives to justice.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Unit is responsible for serving all orders of the court to include summonses, writs, injunctions, complaints and subpoenas. Palm Beach County continues to grow at an exponential rate and, consequently, the work load for the civil process unit continues to grow annually. Our staff of 15 civil process specialists and 2 civil process supervisors ensure all orders and civil processes are entered, tracked, and accounted for on a daily basis. Our 32 civil detectives and 4 civil sergeants ensure all civil processes are served in a timely and accurate manner. On an annual basis our unit receives and serves approximately 46,000 orders, summonses, writs, injunctions, complaints, and subpoenas.
Please take the time to explore our website and please do not hesitate to contact me or my staff with any questions or concerns that you may have. It is an honor and a privilege for me and my staff to serve and assist you with any needs concerning warrants or civil process here in Palm Beach County.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit – 3228 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Fl. 33406 – (561) 688-3930
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Unit – 205 N. Dixie Highway, Palm Beach County Main Courthouse, West Palm Beach, Fl. 33401 – (561) 355-2760
Captain Laurence Poston
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A WARRANT:
- Turn yourself in to the Palm Beach County Jail at 3228 Gun Club Road, WPB, FL
- The jail accepts bonds on warrants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- You may bring the full amount of the bond to the jail or make arrangements with a Bail Bond Agent. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office cannot and will not recommend a Bail Bond Agent; please refer to the telephone book or internet.
- Cash bonds in the full amount of the warrant are accepted in cash, cashier’s check or money order only. No personal checks are accepted. Cashier’s checks and money orders should be made payable to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
The Fugitive Warrants Unit has one lieutenant, one sergeant, nine detectives, two civilian supervisors, fourteen warrants specialists and one criminal analyst. The unit maintains all current and active warrants, currently over 53,000, which are filed by all Law Enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County. The Fugitive Warrants Unit is also responsible for receiving, processing, entering, removing and validating each warrant that is received from the Clerk of Courts, in PALMS, FCIC and NCIC. Not all traffic and misdemeanor warrants are validated and put into FCIC / NCIC. A file is created for each warrant and the original is maintained in the file. When a warrant is executed or unexecuted (recalled by a judge and/or the Clerk’s Office), the original warrant has to be taken out of the file and sent back to the Clerk’s Office.