Operation FALCON II - Federal And Local Cops Organized
Operation FALCON II - Federal and Local Cops Organized
Nationally - This massive fugitive dragnet took place the week
of April 17-23, 2006 and covered the western half of the United
States. As a prelude to National Crime Victim's Rights
Week, this cooperative effort removed some of the country's most
dangerous wanted criminals from the streets.
Deputy US marshals teamed up with
their state, local, and federal colleagues in the largest
fugitive sweep to ever primarily focus on violent sex offenders.
FALCON II resulted in the arrest of 9,037 fugitives and
the clearance of 10,419 warrants. Of those
fugitives arrested, 462 were wanted for violent sex
crimes, 311 for other sex crimes, and an additional
783 failed to register as Sex Offenders.
Teamwork ensured the success of
this seven-day initiative. A total of 793 different
agencies participated - 25 federal, 120 state,
330 county sheriffs, 312 police departments, and 6
foreign agencies. Within the Marshals Service, 46
districts participated, including the Districts of Guam and
Northern Marianas. In all, each day more than 2,100
law enforcement officers worked together tirelessly during this
record setting operation.