The Criminal Apprehension Unit (CAU) is part of the Administrative Division of the Sheriff’s Office. It is staffed by sworn Sheriff’s Deputies, Police Officers, and Office Associates. The Criminal Apprehension Unit works in conjunction with the Chesapeake Police Department and maintains records of all the summonses, warrants, and detention orders it receives using a departmental database, the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer systems. The CAU serves a high percentage of the criminal papers they receive from the magistrates, courts, and other jurisdictions. The CAU is also responsible for assigning extraditions from other states and jurisdictions. While any Deputy or Officer may serve criminal papers, the Criminal Apprehension Unit is specifically tasked to actively search for wanted persons
Q: How do I find out if there is a warrant for my arrest?
Q: Can I find out about warrants or charges from other cities?
Q: Can I find out if someone else has a warrant?
A: No. We will only give information to the individual that is wanted based on identifying information we request.
Q: Can I find out how many charges I have over the phone?
Q: Where can I turn myself in if I am wanted?
Q: How can I alert Law Enforcement of someone that is wanted anonymously?
Q: How can I find out what progress is being made in a criminal case that I have an interest in?