Criminal Division

Warrants and Emergency Protective Orders (EPOs)

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office's Warrant & EPO unit is responsible for serving Emergency Protective Orders, Domestic Violence Warrants and Warrants sent to Jefferson County from other Kentucky counties. This unit operates 24hrs a day 7 days a week.


If you have a complaint against another party, and would like to attempt to take out an Arrest Warrant, or if you need a Summons for the party to appear in court, you must first file a Complaint at the County Attorney’s Mediation and Warrants Office, located at:

After that, a judge will decide if it is worthy of a Warrant or a Summons, and order the appropriate law enforcement agency to find, serve and/or arrest the offending party.

What is an Emergency Protective Order?

An EPO is an order issued by the court to provide protection from future acts of violence. If you or someone you know is feeling threatened, in need of help, or just simply in need of information on EPOs, contact the County Attorney’s Domestic Violence Intake Center, located at:

After an EPO is filed, a judge will decide whether to issue it, and then order The Sheriff’s Office to serve the Emergency Protective Order on the respondant.

Additional Helpful Information:

Partner 911: - Free cell phones that only dial 911, issued to people who live in an at-risk situation

The Center for Women and Families: - Help for people affected by domestic violence. - 24Hr help line - 502-581-7222

VINE System (Victim Information and Notification Everyday): - Allows you to be notified if your abuser has been released from jail or prison, or to just check on their current status. - 1-800-511-1670