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Name

Southern District of Ohio

District Office Contact

Columbus - District Headquarters

Phone: (614) 469-5540

Dayton

Phone: (937) 225-2917

Cincinnati

Phone: (513) 684-3594

Southern District of Ohio
Name

Southern District of Ohio

District Task Force Contact

Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (SOFAST)

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 Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Task Force is comprised of agents, officers, and deputies from multiple federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Each member of Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Task Force 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 Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Task Force 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.

Columbus, Ohio

Phone: (614) 469-5540

Participants:

Federal

  • U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
  • 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

Dayton, Ohio

Phone: (937) 225-2917

Participants:

Federal

  • U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
  • 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

Cincinnati, Ohio

Phone: (513) 684-3594

Participants:

Federal

  • U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
  • 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

County

Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Coshocton, Darke, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Madison, Meigs, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Shelby, Union, Vinton, Warren, Washington

Court: in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton

The organizational structure of the district can be found in the United States Code Title 28, Part I, Chapter 5, Section 115.

Profiled Fugitives

There is no fugitive information available for this district.

The policies and procedures of the various U.S. Marshals Service District Offices found on this website may vary depending on local rules, local needs, and legal and policy interpretations. These policies and procedures, and any variations among District Offices, are not intended to, do not, and may not be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by any party or person in any matter civil or criminal. Nor are any limitations thereby placed on otherwise lawful U.S. Marshals Service prerogatives.