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U.S. Marshals Service

Southern District of Ohio

Task Force Information

Task Force Name: Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (SOFAST)  

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Purpose: The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement organization created to arrest the most violent felons in the Southern District of Ohio.  Strike teams are headquartered in the largest metropolitan areas: Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati.  The SOFAST is comprised of agents, officers, and deputies from multiple federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.  Each member of SOFAST is deputized as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal, thereby giving each member the ability to travel in an effort to apprehend the worst criminal offenders.  The SOFAST emphasizes identifying and pursuing fugitives who have been documented as gang members and sharing gang intelligence with local law enforcement.  The goal is to arrest the most violent offenders and gain the trust and cooperation of our citizens to help combat the violence stemming from gangs, guns, and drugs. 
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
   
Contact Number: (614) 469-5540
 
Participants:

Federal

United States Marshals Service
U.S. Attorney’s Office
U.S. Department of Agriculture, OIG
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

U.S. Secret Service

State

Ohio Adult Parole Authority
Ohio State Highway Patrol

County

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

Local

Columbus Division of Police
Reynoldsburg Division of Police
Lancaster Police Department

Gahanna Police Department
Shawnee Hills Police Department
Genoa Township Police Department

   
Location: Dayton, Ohio  
     
Contact Number: (937) 313-3058  
   
Participants:

Federal

United States Marshals Service
U.S. Attorney’s Office

State

Ohio Adult Parole Authority

County

Miami County Sheriff’s Office
Greene County Prosecutor’s Office

Clark County Sheriff’s Office
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

Local

Dayton Police Department
Greenville Police Department

Springboro Police Department
Springfield Police Department
Wright State University Police Department

 
     
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio  
     
Contact Number: (513) 684-3594  
   
Participants: Federal


United States Marshals Service
U.S. Attorney’s Office
U.S. Department of Agriculture, OIG
U.S. Secret Service

State

Ohio Adult Parole Authority

County

Warren County Prosecutor’s Office

 
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