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Program Description

  Criminal Process/Warrants and Extraditions

The Sheriff's Office is responsible for serving District Court civil warrants, District Court criminal warrants associated with domestic violence, all Circuit Court warrants, both adult and juvenile, and Child Support Enforcement warrants. The Warrant Section maintains on-line warrants in the following systems: Maryland Electronic Telecommunications Enforcement Resource System (METERS), National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and E*Justice. METERS and NCIC are used to share data with other State and Federal systems. E*Justice is a local database used by Montgomery County law enforcement agencies to track warrants. It also interfaces with the Law Enforcement Information Exchange to enable data sharing with law enforcement agencies in the National Capital Region. The Sheriff's Office also conducts investigations to locate and apprehend those fugitives for whom the Sheriff's Office holds a warrant. In addition, the Sheriff's Office is responsible for returning fugitives to Montgomery County from other jurisdictions for outstanding Circuit Court warrants and processing those fugitives when returned.

Program Contacts

Contact Mary Lou Wirdzek of the Sheriff's Office at 240.777.7078 or Taman Morris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved245011221.00
Increase Cost: Subscription for Clear Software to Automate Scheduling and Performance Reviews30550.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-34443-0.56
FY23 Approved241872420.44