COURT & SUBPOENA SERVICES UNIT
The philosophy of the Court & Subpoena Services Unit is to maintain open lines of communication between the Police Department & various factions of the justice system; to uphold a close collaboration with principal staff of the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender, County Courts & other allied agencies & elements of the city, county, & state judicial systems.
It is the responsibility of the Unit to coordinate all case complaints for presentation to the District Attorney & allied agencies within the criminal justice system. The Unit also coordinates court appearances for members of the Department, including notification to attorneys of officers on call, pre-court date call-offs to officers, & absence of officers to court when necessary.
The Court & Subpoena Services Unit processes approximately 6,000 subpoenas each year from all different venues that are served on the officers / employees of the Visalia Police Department. The Unit has the responsibility of processing the subpoenas within the Police Department & with the Clerk of the Courts.
An additional function of the Unit is to process all requests for further information from the District Attorney’s Office & see that the requested information is returned in a timely manner, so as not to delay the pursuance of filings on criminal cases.
Tasks that the Court & Subpoena Services Unit oversees includes:
- Processing subpoenas for all employees of the Visalia Police Department
- Filing decions on cases
- Traffic Court & Pre Trial Preparation
- Phone Communications
- Correspondence to all agencies of the judicial system
- Processing requests for further information from the District Attorney's Office
- Overseeing the accumulation & dispersing of arrest packages to the appropriate courts
Judy Morgan-Ronding, DA Liaison
Alice Bejarano, DA Liaison Assistant