For Immediate Release
|October 03, 2011||SDUSM Hector Gomez, Western District of Texas (512) 916-5380|
|Buda Police Department Joins Lone Star Fugitive Task Force|
TX – The United States Marshals Service led Lone Star Fugitive Task
Force is pleased to announce the addition of the Buda Police Department to its
fugitive hunting team. Announcing the latest agency to the task force, United
States Marshal Robert R. Almonte of the Western District of Texas states, “the
citizen’s of Buda will benefit immensely knowing that Chief Bo Kidd will have
ready access to a task force of experienced law enforcement professionals to
draw upon should the need arise.”
The Austin based task force is comprised of area law enforcement agencies, collectively drawing from participating departments human and investigative resources to locate fugitives having significant criminal histories involving weapons and violence. The task force further focuses efforts in apprehending fugitives posing an increased danger to our communities as well as to law enforcement. A recent addition to their mission is the enforcement of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. In fiscal year 2010, Marshal led task forces arrested 81,900 state and local fugitives and serves as the central point for agencies to share information on fugitive matters. The task force works extensively with the international law enforcement community, and maintains foreign field offices in Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Mexico.
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force welcomes the Buda Police Department and Marshal Almonte further adds, “With law enforcement working together for a common purpose, all of our communities benefit bringing a task force concept to a local crime.”
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin –
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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