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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

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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