The Operations Bureau is responsible for the Field Operations Division, Jail Operations Division, and Court Services Division.
Field Operations Division
The Field Operations Division is comprised of three sections: Special Investigations Section, Criminal Investigation Section and Warrants Section.
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 ICE Unit, DEA Unit, Trafficking and Child Exploitation (TRACE) Unit, Drug Task Force Unit, Metro Task Force Unit, Gang Task Unit, and FBI Unit.
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.
Court Services Division
The Court Services 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 Services 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.