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U.S. Marshals Service

Operation FALCON 2007: Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally



Operation FALCON 2007 - Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally - was a massive fugitive dragnet that covered 27 cities across the nation between June and September 2007.  This cooperative effort took some of the country's most dangerous wanted criminals off the streets and made America's communities safer.

Deputy U.S. Marshals, teaming up with their state, local and federal colleagues in the largest fugitive sweep to ever focus on violent sex offenders, arrested 6,406 fugitives and cleared 8,219 warrants. 

This well-planned and well-executed tactical operation conducted by a dynamic “force multiplier” joint-agency law enforcement team was responsible for:

  • 566 Sex Offenders Arrested
  • 235 Unregistered Sex Offenders Arrested
  • 300 Documented gang members arrested
  • 75 Homicide warrants cleared
  • 2,569 Narcotics warrants cleared
  • 249 Firearms Seized

Teamwork was the key during this 27 city initiative.  The citizens of the United States are always best served when law enforcement agencies work together for the common good. 

  • 540 different agencies participated
  • 22 federal agencies
  • 70 state agencies
  • 206 county sheriff's offices/departments
  • 242 police departments, and  
  • Within the Marshals Service, 30 districts were involved in this operation. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice