3.09 AM Saturday 30 August 2014


Warrants Unit - Dorset Police

In any criminal court proceedings a warrant may be issued should a person fail to appear at court when required to do so, or is in breach of a requirement of a court order. A warrant can also be issued if it is believed that the individual will not appear at court when required to do so.

The Criminal Justice Division receives information from the courts regarding issued warrants, and takes responsibility for their execution. In order to do this successfully, we have two teams of staff in place.

Warrants office staff and Warrant Officers are responsible for the recording of all warrants issued by the Courts for execution, on police computer systems.  

Warrants Officers are responsible for executing bench warrants, breach warrants and the personal service of court documents such as summonses, adjournment notices and disqualified driver notices.