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Field Services Unit

The Field Services Unit is comprised of the warrant section and the identification section. These two sections complement each other and combine to provide critical services essential to the safety and well being of the citizens of Ocean County. There are 25 sworn officers and 10 civilian clerical workers assigned to the unit.

The Warrants section is comprised of 15 Detectives assisted by 6 Police Records Clerks, responsible for executing all arrest warrants emanating from the Ocean County Superior Court and other County Superior Courts throughout the state. These warrants include:

  • Failure to Appear
  • Fresh Complaint
  • Fugitive From Justice
  • Warrant upon Indictment
  • Municipal Complaints (Indictable)
  • Military Deserter
  • Violations of Probation
  • Failure to comply with Drug Court
  • Probation Enforcement
  • Violations of Intensive Supervision

  • Parental Non- Support
  • Failure to Appear for Domestic Violence Hearing
  • Violation of Restraining Order
  • Failure to Comply with Domestic Violence Order

  • Return to Court
  • Return to Detention
  • Return to Shelter
  • Juvenile Intensive Supervision Program

  • Failure to Appear for Jury Duty
  • Failure to Appear for Grand Jury
  • Division of Youth and Family Services Issued Warrants
  • Family Court/Matrimonial
  • All types of Out of County Warrants
  • Criminal Out of State Warrants
  • Summons accompanied by Municipal Complaint

The Warrant section receives over 7,000 warrants per year and maintains over a 90% discharge rate. In 2013 the unit received 7,694 new warrants and discharged 7,991 warrants with over 1,000 arrests closing more warrants than received that year. These Detectives and Police Clerks utilize state of the art investigation techniques along with field work to ensure compliance with all court orders and directives.

The Field Services Unit is an active partner with the United States Marshals Office providing two Detectives to the NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. This Task Force is Responsible for apprehending the most violent offenders and fugitives in state and out of state, and is the subject of the A&E program titled “Manhunters, Fugitive Task Force”. Fugitives who flee New Jersey are tracked down and extradited back to Ocean County to face their charges. The Warrant Unit investigates and extradites over 100 fugitives yearly.

The Identification Section is comprised of three Detectives and one Sergeant. This section is responsible for the maintenance of a criminal file database of adults and juveniles who have been arrested by the Ocean County Sheriff's Office, have been remanded to the Ocean County Jail by any other law enforcement agency, or have come in contact with the Justice System of the Superior Court of Ocean County.

Overall, the ID section classifies and processes close to 18,000+ individuals each year.

The ID section also utilizes the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). AFIS provides the ability to electronically transmit fingerprints to the State of New Jersey to speed up the identification process of various subjects. The ID section also utilizes several other state network applications to process other assignments as well.

  • Fingerprinting/Classification
  • Photographs/Mugshots
  • Fugitive complaints
  • Criminal History background checks
  • Domestic Violence/Final Restraining Order processing
  • Expungements
  • DNA/CODIS compliance
  • Photo lineups
  • Military background checks
  • Local agency firearms background checks
  • Major Case Fingerprints
  • PTI/PSI complaint compliance
  • State Indictments processing
  • First Appearances/Indictments processing
  • Out of state firearms applicant processing
  • Federal employment applicant processing
  • Other agency request for Attempt to Identify queries
  • State fingerprint disposed case compliance processing
  • Law Enforcement agency background checks

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