CIVIL SERVICE DIVISION
While other divisions of the Sheriff's Office use most of the resources of the Sheriff's Office, the Service of Civil Process is the primary responsibility of any Sheriff's Office.
Civil Process consists of Subpoenas, Evictions, Garnishments, Divorce Papers, Small Claims, Writs, and Executions, Protection from Abuse Orders and various other Civil Process. Most of these documents must be served in a timely manner and will in many cases require a response from the defendant back to the court. Many come from other jurisdictions, both in state and from out of state. Sheriff's sales are also conducted by the Civil Service Division.
Over the last few years the Civil Service Division has served an average of approximately 15,000 to 20,000 documents. As the county's population increases so does the number of civil documents filed in the county. The Civil Service Division is made up of a Sergeant, Clerk, and 3 full and part-time Deputies that are sworn officers and carry out other routine duties as needed. They are assigned specific areas within the county. The primary support staff for the Civil Service Division is located in the Sheriff's Office in the main lobby.