Intake and Screening Bureau

The Intake and Screening Bureau is staffed by 13 attorneys, seven legal assistants, four legal secretaries, and four victim-witness liaisons. This bureau prosecutes the high-volume dockets, including the misdemeanor dockets, the driving docket, and the domestic abuse docket. This bureau is also responsible for initial screening of most charges, as well as staffing the jail court. The intake attorney acts as the primary point of contact for the 18 law enforcement agencies in Polk County, assisting with charging decisions and search warrants.