Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally
Operation FALCON is a nationwide fugitive
apprehension operation coordinated by the United States Marshals
Service (USMS). The resources of federal, state, city and
county law enforcement agencies are combined to locate and
apprehend criminals wanted for crimes of violence.
Operation FALCON was conducted April 4, 2005
through April 10, 2005 across the United States and its
The emphasis centered on gang related crimes, homicides, crimes
involving use of a weapon, crimes against children and the
elderly, crimes involving sexual assaults, organized crime and
drug related fugitives, and other crimes of violence.
No single agency can solve the problem of violent crime alone.
The USMS network of 88 District and Regional Fugitive Task
Forces provided the infrastructure for Operation FALCON.
In the honor of the victims, Operation FALCON
was conducted in conjunction with National Crime Victim’s Rights
Week. One fundamental objective of the criminal justice system
is to vigilantly pursue offenders, creating a safer community
for victims and others.