COURT SERVICES DIVISION
The Court Services Division is the heart of law enforcement. Court Services includes the services of subpoenas, summons, and warrants of arrest. Also, this unit serves processes of the courts, such as ordering the Sheriff to take a child from one parent and give to the other parent or taking personal property such as automobiles and furniture. The functions of the Court Services Division are best summarized by the first duty of the Sheriff that is listed in the Code of Alabama, which is, “To execute and return the process and orders of the courts of record of this state.” This Division served over 250,000 civil processes and over 20,000 warrants of arrest.
Patrol is decentralized in order to better respond quickly and effectively to all calls. In this regard, the divisions are divided primarily between Birmingham and Bessemer. Besides the main Headquarters Building in Birmingham and Headquarters in Bessemer, Patrol also maintains substations in Center Point, Forestdale, Cahaba Heights, McCalla, Mt. Olive, Oak Grove, and Sylvan Springs.
Birmingham Court Service Division
2200 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203
Warrant detail acts on the orders of the courts, which includes Transportation Orders from Family Court, Criminal Courts, and transporting state prisoners to court.
The Division is responsible for the execution of all types of warrants (Felony, Misdemeanor, Parole Violations, Failures to Appear, Involuntary Commitments, Probation Violations, Alias Warrants, Juvenile Pick Up Orders, Writs of Attachment, etc.
Deputies also work warrants sent from various agencies nationwide.
The Warrants Division is also responsible for the transport of prisoners arrested on Jefferson County warrants by other agencies. Warrant Officers travel thousands of miles each year transporting prisoners.