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Southern District of Ohio - Task Force Information

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

 

Task Force Fugitives

 

   
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

  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • U.S. Social Security Administration
State

  • Ohio Adult Parole Authority
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol

County

  • Delaware County Adult Probation Office
  • Delaware County Sheriff’s Office
  • Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Hocking County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
  • Ross County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Gallia County Sheriff’s Office
  • Vinton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Athens County Sheriff’s Office

Local

  • Columbus Division of Police
  • Reynoldsburg Division of Police
  • Capital University Police Department
  • Chillicothe Police Department
  • Oak Hill Police Department
   
Location: Dayton, Ohio  
     
Contact Number: (937) 225-2917  
   
Participants:

Federal

  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

State

  • Ohio Adult Parole Authority
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol

County

  • Clark County Sheriff’s Office
  • Miami County Sheriff’s Office
  • Shelby County Sheriff’s Office
  • Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office

Local

  • Dayton Police Department
  • Springboro Police Department
  • Springfield Police Department
 
     
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio  
     
Contact Number: (513) 684-3594  
   
Participants: Federal
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • U.S. Social Security Administration

State

  • Ohio Adult Parole Authority

County

  • Butler County Probation Office
  • Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Warren County Prosecutor’s Office

Local

  • Colerain Township Police Department
  • Harrison Police Department
  • Newtown Police Department
  • St. Bernard Police Department
 
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