Lieutenant Bruce Hannan is the Executive Officer of the Fugitive Warrants / Civil Process Division. Lt. Hannan currently holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and is actively working on his PhD. in Public Administration. He has served the citizens of Palm Beach County since June of 1993 in various capacities at P.B.S.O. to include: Contract Division, K-9 Unit, Field Training Unit, Detective Bureau, Narcotics Division, Community Services Division, Court Services Division and the Warrants Division. In addition to his time at P.B.S.O, Lt. Hannan served as a road patrol officer for three years for the City of Boynton Beach. Currently the Fugitive Warrants/Civil Process Division is comprised of several units to include: Non-Enforceable Writs, Enforceable Writs and the Warrants Unit. The goal of the division is to support law enforcement agencies at the state, local and federal levels, as well as provide support to the community as a whole. The division employs a combined total of 90 sworn and civilian personnel.
If you are in need of assistance regarding the Non Enforceable or Enforceable Writs, this office is located at the Main Court House 205 N. Dixie Highway, W.P.B., Fl.
The Fugitive Warrants Office is located at P.B.S.O. Headquarters 3228 Gun Club Rd., W.P.B.
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.