The Transport & Warrant unit is under the direction of Lieutenant Gary Crace. In 2006 this unit was staffed by 5 Deputies, 1 Lt. and 1 civil clerk.
The unit is responsible for the transporting of offenders to and from the Hancock County Justice Center, to jails and prisons that lie within the jurisdiction of all courts within Hancock County, and to all medical appointments.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office transported a total of 2170 people for a combined total of 46,898 miles. The average mileage for each transport was 21 miles.
This unit is responsible for transporting our inmate workers to project sites within the local community.
This office receives, maintains and executes warrants for the both Common Pleas courts, Domestic Relations court, Juvenile court, Probate court, Findlay Municipal court, Fostoria Municipal court and other courts that may originate a warrant or order for a persons arrest or detention. The civil clerk attached to the unit is responsible for all process service that the Sheriff’s office handles which include criminal and civil subpoenas, summons, Sheriff’s sales, Civil Protection Orders, executions, notices and other writs.
There were a total of 1142 entered warrants for 2006.
In 2006 the clerk received 2,911 incoming papers for process service and of that number 2,402 were successfully served. The remainders were either recalled, or were unable to be served for various reasons.
In 2006 their were 315 properties received for Sheriff’s sale. Of that number 280 were appraised for sale and of those 208 were sold.
Transport Warrant also conducts fingerprinting and Web Check background checks for the public. In 2006 the unit fingerprinted 478 people and processed 234 web-checks. The unit also issued 75 Concealed Weapon Licenses.