The Operations Bureau is responsible for the Field Operations Division, Jail Operations Division, and Court Operations Division.
Field Operations Division
Special Investigations Section conducts proactive investigations and enforces local ordinances and state laws regarding organized crime, narcotics, and vice activity. The Special Investigations Section is comprised of several units that consist of the DEA Unit, Drug Task Force Unit, Metro Task Force Unit, Gang Task Unit, FBI Unit, and Trafficking and Child Exploitation (TRACE) Unit.
- The Trafficking and Child Exploitation (TRACE) Unit’s mission is to protect citizens, especially children, from violent criminal offenders and criminal organizations. TRACE will accomplish this by conducting proactive investigations with the use of advanced technology and covert operations, and by partnering with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and the community.
Mental Health Task Force responds to individuals in the community with mental health illnesses whom are presenting in an acute crisis symptomatic of severe mental illness rather than overt criminality.
Criminal Investigation Section conducts follow-up investigations into specific crimes reported to the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center. The Criminal Investigation Section is comprised of several units that consist of the Family Violence Unit, LPR Unit, Fugitive Unit, Uniform Day Unit, Uniform Evening Unit, K-9 Unit, Sex Offenders Unit, Extradition Unit, and Reserve Unit.
Warrants Section is responsible for clearing all warrants directed to the Sheriff’s Office. The Warrants Section is comprised of several units that consist of the Warrant Support Unit, Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Unit, Crime and Intelligence Analyst Unit, PREA Compliance Unit, Jail Intelligence Unit, and Transportation Unit.
- Warrants Support Unit processes, modifies, and validates criminal warrants. Responsible for hit confirmations and communicates with the public and other law enforcement agencies concerning warrant information.
- Crime and Intelligence Analysis Unit collects criminal data for specialized investigative units within the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.
- Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) Unit serves as the point of contact for matters relating to GCIC/CJIS access; administers training programs for CJIS network operations; implements CJIS policies and procedures within the agency; coordinates CJIS audit preparations and ensures timely and accurate record entries are made and record validations are conducted.
Jail Operations Division
The Jail Operations Division provides security and supervision for the inmate population and management of the housing areas. Additional responsibilities include Medical Auditor Liaison.
Medical Auditor Liaison
The Medical Auditor Liaison ensure compliance of medical contracts at the Gwinnett County Jail. The liaison also has a partnership with jail staff and staff members from the facilities contracted medical provider. It ensures that adequate health care is provided to inmates who are in custody of the Gwinnett County Jail.
- Contact Office: 770.619.6444 | 770.822.3139
Court Operations Division
The Court Operations Division is responsible for providing security during all court sessions within the county. Their duties include providing full building security at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center (GJAC), the Courts Annex, and the Nash Court Building. The Court Operations Division also includes the Civil Section, who is responsible for serving all civil process, such as subpoenas, writs, and other court documents. They also execute court orders issued by the various courts. There are approximately 135 deputies assigned to this division.