Contra Costa County, CA – Beginning Thursday, September 12, 2013, U.S.
Marshals Deputies, Contra Costa Sheriffs Deputies, and a host of partner
agencies, began a county-wide sex offender sweep, targeting individuals who
were wanted for various crimes as well as performing compliance checks.
During the course of the operation, which concluded over the weekend, eight
wanted sex offenders were arrested. An additional 70 compliance checks were
performed by law enforcement.
Participating agencies included the U.S. Marshals Service, Contra Costa
County Sheriff, FBI, California Department of Corrections Fugitive
Apprehension Team (FAT), Contra Costa County Probation, Alameda County
Sheriff, Santa Clara County Sheriff SAFE, and the California Highway Patrol.
“As the primary federal agency charged with sexual offender compliance, it
is the duty of the U.S. Marshals Service to be proactive with our
enforcement efforts.” said U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe, U.S. Marshal for the
Northern District of California. “In this case, we were able to combine
several federal, state, and county law enforcement agencies into one team
with one mission. Everybody wants our streets to be safe for our families.
As a community, we have, and will continue, to be diligent in our efforts to
enforce compliance with all laws, and remove those individuals from society
who choose to not comply.”
The U.S. Marshals Service is the primary federal agency charged with
conducting fugitive investigations throughout the United States. The U.S.
Marshals Service regularly works in concert with other federal, state, and
local law enforcement agencies to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and
sex offenders, and has established task forces throughout the nation to
facilitate the apprehension of fugitives.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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