Warrants UnitThe Warrants Unit of the Bremerton Police Department is assigned to the Support Services Division. It is comprised of two Warrants Officers and is supervised by the Support Services Lieutenant. The Warrants Unit responsibilities include:
- Maintaining warrant files, including the serving of arrest warrants.
- Maintaining and serving protection orders, subpoenas and other legal documents.
- Conducting an annual sex offender address verification of all registered sex offenders living within the City of Bremerton.
- Transporting prisoners to jail and court.
- Extraditing prisoners arrested on Bremerton warrants in other jurisdictions.
Bremerton Municipal Court arrest warrants can be quashed by going to the Bremerton Municipal Court Office at 900 Pacific Avenue between 8:00AM and 8:30AM, Monday through Friday. Tell the clerk your name and that you have a warrant that you would like to quash. The court office will add your name to the morning docket. Have a seat in the courtroom until your name is called and your matter is heard. Quashing an arrest warrant is more pleasant than facing the alternative of jail.
The Warrants Unit is tasked with the management and service of Domestic Violence Protection orders. These include No Contact Orders issued out of Bremerton Municipal Court and Temporary Protection Orders and Permanent Protection orders issued from Kitsap County Superior Court. The Warrants Unit also serves Temporary Unlawful Harassment Restraining Orders, and Permanent Unlawful Harassment Orders Issued out of District Court.
Petitioner (the person who asks for the order)
Respondent (the person who petitioner is seeking protection from)
The local law enforcement agency where the petitioner lives is required to enter the protection order into a computer-based criminal intelligence system available in this state used by law enforcement to list outstanding warrants.
The local law enforcement agency where the respondent lives is required to serve the Protection Order, in person, to the respondent, and return to the court of issue a notice of service.
A protection order may be served by anyone, other than the petitioner, who is 18 years of age or older. The server completes a notice of service form and returns it to the court and or to the local law enforcement agency where the petitioner lives so that the order can be entered as served.
The City of Bremerton charges a fee of $50.00 to serve Protection Orders, unless the fee is waived by the court of issue.
There is no charge for the service of Domestic Violence Protection Orders out of Superior Court.
If the Warrants Unit is unable to serve a Protection Order then the petitioner may appear at court and request a re-issuance of the order. The Warrants Unit will attempt to serve the reissued order without charge.
A Protection Order must be served to the Respondent to be enforceable.