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Court & Subpoena Services Unit

UNIT PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of the Court and Subpoena Services Unit is to maintain open lines of communication between the Police Department and  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.

UNIT RESPONSIBILITY

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.

UNIT FUNCTIONS

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 decisions on cases
  • Traffic Court and 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 and dispersing of arrest packages to the appropriate courts

For assistance, please contact:

Judy Morgan-Ronding, DA Liaison
(559) 713-4079
jmorgan@ci.visalia.ca.us

Alice Bejarano, DA Liaison Assistant
(559) 713-4066
ABejarano@ci.visalia.ca.us 

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